Sticky fingers in purse lands Harlingen man behind bars
A 21-year-old was jailed after being accused of taking money from a purse that did not belong to him.
Fortunato Cardenas III was arrested on a charge of theft in connection to taking $705.
The alleged crime happened on August 3rd around 1:55 in the morning.
Police responded to the 100 block of East Harrison in Harlingen where they spoke with the victim of the crime.
Police said she told authorities she saw a man taking personal items from her purse without her effective consent.
The 21-year-old Harlingen man was arrested and charged.
His bond was set at $2,000 for the Class B Misdemeanor charge.
The stolen money was returned to the victim of the crime, Harlingen police said.