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.

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