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A Helena woman allegedly stole a purse and went on a spending spree at multiple Helena stores and a casino.

Amanda Elane Marlowe, 21, is accused of attempted theft and deceptive practices in connection with several stolen debit and credit cards.

In early August a woman reported her purse was stolen from the Last Chance Splash Park. Shortly after her report she found that someone had used the cards in the purse to withdraw hundreds of dollars from ATMs and go on an $1800 spending spree at WalMart, Safeway, RedBox, a credit union and a casino while having another $1300 in charges declined, according to court documents. 

The detective assigned to the case used surveillance footage from the stores to determine that Marlowe had used the cards at those times, court documents state. 


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