Texas Cops Say ‘Wedding Crasher’ Suspect Targets Events & Steals Gifts
The suspect has allegedly hit three celebrations and walked off with cash and gift cards; police have released security video images.
COMAL COUNTY, TX — Police in Texas are asking the public to help identify a woman suspected of showing up uninvited to weddings, posing as a guest, and then making off with stolen gifts.
According to a Facebook post by Comal County Crime Stoppers, authorities are trying to locate the accused thief, whom they've dubbed the "Wedding Crasher."
The Crime Stoppers statement reads, in part, "The Wedding Crasher has been frequenting wedding events not only in Comal County, but surrounding counties as well, preying on unsuspecting families and friends … The Comal County Sheriff's Office needs the public's assistance in identifying the Wedding Crasher before she strikes again. Let's not let her ruin anyone else's special day and bring this crasher to justice."
The sheriff’s department also stated that a $4,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the so-called Wedding Crasher’s arrest and conviction.
Jennifer Smith, a representative for the Comal County Sheriff's Office, told Austin's KXAN-TV that investigators believe the woman has hit at least three different venues since the first crime was reported in December 2018. Authorities said the suspect typically targets envelopes containing cash and gift cards.
Smith told the TV station detectives recently obtained security video of the suspect attempting to use stolen gift cards. "We finally got a picture of who we think it is and we wanted to release it right away," Smith said. "We're getting some good leads."
Dani Schick, whose August 3 wedding allegedly got looted by the suspect, told San Antonio’s KABB: "We were a little upset at first. I guess, more so, just surprised."
Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Comal County Crime Stoppers at (830) 620-TIPS (8477) or (800) 640-8422.