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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

David Dickerson and Family Use 72-Year-Old Woman's Bank Card on Shopping Spree

Posted By on Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 3:01 PM

He should have used the card to buy a real haircut.
  • He should have used the card to buy a real haircut.

During a shopping trip to Wal-Mart in Strongsville last month, David Dickerson and his wife Gloria were strolling behind a kindly old lady.

The 72-year-old, perusing tube socks and discount laundry detergent and probably buying gifts for her great-grandchildren, mistakenly dropped her bank card on the floor.

It happens. You hope in these situations that the person who retrieves the missing card is a good person, one with a kind heart and a sense of decency and right and wrong.

The Dickersons are not these people.

Instead of picking up the card, tapping Carolyn Chayer on the shoulder, and saying, "Excuse me, ma'am, but you seem to have dropped something," the Dickersons pocketed the card.

Not only that, but they apparently couldn't wait to use it, immediately expanding their shopping search at the big-box store to include big-screen TVs, a Playstation, and other expensive goodies.

19 Action News first reported the story and is now fielding tips from concerned citizens, you know, the people you wish were strolling behind Carolyn Chayer that day instead of this soulless family.

"I mean, it makes you wanna cry. I don't....I don't understand people and how they can do that," said Chayer.

Strongsville police are leading the investigation, and thanks to 19 Action News, a number of viewers came forward and called CrimeStoppers with information on the thieving family after the story aired last week.

Warrants have now been issued for David Dickerson and his wife, Gloria.

"I think that's one of the reasons that it upset me the most," said Officer Wayne Feuerstein of the Strongsville Police Department. "Not just the fact that you have two adults that stole a debit card from a 72-year-old woman and then use it but they take their kids along to perpetrate it."

Not to defend the Dickersons, but how were they supposed to know what video game the kids wanted if the kids weren't there? We're just sayin'. This way they didn't have to return anything.

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