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.