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Raleigh woman accused of taking police officer's wallet

Posted October 8, 2012 4:25 p.m. EDT

— Police searched the residence Wednesday of a woman they say took the wallet of a police officer at a grocery store in September.

Raleigh police said Katherine Jean Hunter of High Grove Drive took the wallet of a police officer at the Food Lion at 3685 New Bern Ave. on Sept. 15. Police said the police officer left his wallet containing his police ID and badge on the counter, and Hunter, the next person in line, took the wallet and put it in her purse. Hunter then used a food stamp card to pay for her purchase.

The scene was recorded on surveillance cameras.

Police subpoenaed the information for the food stamp card used in that transaction, and the card was issued to Hunter. Police said they confirmed Hunter's identity with a DMV photo and footage from the surveillance camera.

Hunter told police the man working at the cash register took the wallet, and she did not touch it. 

No items were seized from Hunter's residence.