TOPSHAM, Maine — Topsham police charged a Georgetown woman Thursday, Aug. 30, who they say made off with a wallet mistakenly left behind at Target by a woman who is visually-impaired.
Police had contacted the Times Record Aug. 29 about publishing a photo of the woman they say left the store with the wallet captured on video surveillance near the store’s exit area.
At the time, investigating patrol Officer Robert Ramsay said that on the afternoon of Aug. 25, a Brunswick woman, who is visually impaired, was at the checkout in Target and took her wallet out to pay for her purchases. She then set the wallet down and unintentionally left it behind. Ramsay said the second customer behind the woman in line picked up the wallet, concealed it and left the store with it.
The woman, described as blonde and with fair skin and of medium build, was captured on surveillance leaving the store and Ramsay said she could be seen leaving in a blue Toyota Rav4 but no license plate could be seen.
Police also posted the picture of the suspect on the department’s Facebook page, and by the morning of Aug. 30, a number of people posting in response to the picture had identified the woman for police.
Later that day at approximately 4 p.m., Police Chief Christopher Lewis said 60-year-old Susan L. Saveikonis of 202 Five Islands Road in Georgetown was issued a summons at the police station for theft of mislaid property, a Class E crime. She was given a court date of Nov. 6. Class E crimes are punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
Lewis said Saveikonis returned the wallet.