Credit card thief captured by Chattanooga police

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) – An alleged thief who drives a BMW was captured by Chattanooga police.

Johnny Jenkins, 40, is now facing six counts of credit card fraud, burglary, theft, and vandalism charges in connection to a May 5th burglary at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by News 12, Jenkins was spotted driving a white BMW into the school parking lot where he reportedly backed in next to a car and broke the window out.

Jenkins reportedly stole the victim’s purse that contained her wallet, credit cards and a set of keys.

According to investigators, Jenkins used the credit cards at two gas stations in Chattanooga.

Surveillance videos from two gas stations along with video from the school linked Jenkins and his white BMW to the crime.

Police recognized Jenkins from his facial and neck tattoos that were very distinctive.

Jenkins has a lengthy criminal history of arrest for burglary and theft charges but most of them had been dismissed in court.

His bond was set at $32,000 and his next court date is May 17.

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