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Credit card thief breaks into car, goes on shopping spree

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Everyone loves going on a shopping spree especially if you're not spending your own money! But for the woman who's money was being spent? That's a different story.

Katelynn Williams just moved to Washington, working a new job, and trying to make new friends."I found a hiking club. I found some other clubs. There was a hike here so I came. There was a ton, probably about 10 other people. We all met here and it was fun," said Williams.

Williams went to a trailhead out in Spokane Valley near Robbins Road.

Everything was going great until she came back to her car. "I didn't even notice it, got in my car and the car window was smashed in," said Williams.

Her debit card, ID's, even her social security card, all gone. "It is very frustrating," said Williams.

Frustrating and surprising. After her valuables were stolen, "He stopped first at a Jack in the Box and then he went to a Indy Food Mart gas station. He did buy $66 worth of gas first and spent another $17 on my debit card," said Williams.

Her purse was tucked under one of the driver's seats of her car. "It's a tinted window. It was a dark purse on a dark interior so I thought, 'OK nobody is going to see it and if they do, they are going to have to shine a flashlight in,'" said Williams.

A lesson learned the hard way and she's hoping nobody else makes the same mistake.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says that they don't have any leads in this case right now. They stress do not be a target of opportunity and don't have anything in plain sight.

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