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Police: greed may have led to arrest of couple

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a couple ripped off a 79-year-old woman, but got caught because they were greedy. 

"I don't use credit cards very much," says theft victim Delores Rone.

For someone who doesn't use credit cards much, Rone's December bill from Macy's was pretty high.

"I had not used the Macy's card in more than a year, I know," Rone says. "It may have been five years."

Earlier this month, Rone was working in the yard of her home on Taylor Blvd. when someone went in through the back door and stole her wallet, which contained several hundred dollars and other valuables inside.

"They had my drivers license, social security card, check book," Rone says.

Police say they eventually tracked down the suspects -- Holly Bradford and James Kemp -- after the stolen credit card was used at Macy's at Jefferson Mall.

"They also attempted to steal some clothing items and were caught by the loss prevention officers," says Sgt. Jon Hagedorn, with LMPD.

After a few days, police say the suspects returned to Macy's, but this time to return the merchandise, and that's what led to the arrests.

"That's what allowed us to connect them through the receipts of those purchase back to the original burglary," Hagedorn says.

Hagedorn says the suspects' greed got them caught. 

"It's a good thing that not all criminals are rocket scientists," Hagedorn says.

Delores Rone is just glad the suspects are off the streets. In fact, she says she's "thrilled to death. I hope they ... I can't even repeat what I hope they do to him."

Police say the suspects returned some of the merchandise for store gift cards because gift cards are easier to sell on the street.

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