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Woman in town for husband's surgery gets robbed

MADISON (WKOW) -- Police say a 63-year-old Oklahoma woman was targeted by thieves on March 2 as she shopped at the Goodwill on Verona Rd. shortly after arriving in Madison.

The victim and her husband were flown to Madison because he needed an organ transplant at a local hospital. Because they had to leave Oklahoma in a rush, the couple wasn't able to pack personal items. The woman was picking up a few things at the Goodwill.

Police say while shopping, the suspect(s) took her wallet from the cart she was using. The victim realized it was missing and soon after, received a call from her credit card company. She was told questionable transactions were attempted at the Target Store in Fitchburg. A second victim within the Goodwill store was also identified. Police say in total, the victims' cards were used to buy more than $6,000 in gift cards and other merchandise.

Police say money taken by the suspect(s) were supposed to be used to pay for medical obligations related to her husband's upcoming organ transplant.

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