Woman accused of using stolen credit cards in Pleasanton arrested in Nevada

Arrest comes month after PPD released photos of suspect leaving Walmart with illicit goods

Pleasanton police said Thursday that a woman accused of using stolen credit cards at Walmart in Pleasanton two months ago has been arrested in Nevada.

Francesca Bertolini, who also has several outstanding warrants for cases in other areas, remains in custody in Nevada while authorities determine where she'll head to face charges first, according to Officer Shannon Revel-Whitaker.

Pleasanton police have been working since May to locate the woman responsible for using stolen credit cards to make purchases at the local Walmart store around 10 p.m. on May 3. The credit cards were inside a wallet that was stolen from an unlocked car some time after 7:45 p.m. that night.

Walmart's security system captured footage of the woman leaving the store, and police publicly released photographs from the surveillance footage last month in the hopes of identifying the woman.

Pleasanton police announced this Wednesday that they identified their suspect as Bertolini, a Contra Costa County resident.

They then learned Thursday that Bertolini had been contacted and arrested in Nevada. Revel-Whitaker said she had no additional details about Bertolini's arrest.

Revel-Whitaker said what typically occurs next in out-of-area cases is the law enforcement agencies will work together to determine the next steps for having an arrestee face the criminal charges that are pending them in different jurisdictions.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jul 15, 2017 at 6:04 am

Looks like she has been keeping busy:

Nevada Appeal News: "Woman arrested in Carson City after marijuana found"
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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 15, 2017 at 8:43 am

We should deport these societal drains.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 15, 2017 at 9:23 am

One look at her tells you that she hasn't missed a meal in years so she cannot use the excuse that she was just stealing food to stay alive. Agreed, ship her off somewhere and let the Mexicans who actually work for a living stay. I'm thinking a nice prison in Turkey, or hey, maybe North Korea. Put her on a work detail and shape her up. They take a real dim view of thieves.

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