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One arrested; another still wanted for credit card fraud

Authorities are searching for Karlesha Lowery. (Image source: Gulfport Police) Authorities are searching for Karlesha Lowery. (Image source: Gulfport Police)
Kesi Pruitt has been arrested. (Image source: Gulfport Police) Kesi Pruitt has been arrested. (Image source: Gulfport Police)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The search is on for Karlesha Lowery, 21, of Chicago, IL for credit card fraud, according to Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania. Papania said a complaint that came in on September of 2014 stated Lowery and Kesi Pruitt, 35, of Fairburn, GA took $1,500 through a cash advance transaction from the victim's debit card without the victim's permission.

Once the victim reported the crime, the two suspects were entered into NCIC and arrested September 12, 2014 in Picayune for credit card fraud. However, they were released on bond. Papania said, their release happened before authorities learned the two women were wanted by Gulfport police.

Pruitt was located on January 20 in Meriweather County, GA. She was later extradited to Gulfport. Detectives served her arrest warrant at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Pruitt's bond was set by Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner on a $15,000 bond. Authorities are still looking for Lowery. They believe she fled to her home in Chicago, IL.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lowery you can call Mississippi Coast Crimestoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or call Gulfport police at 868-5900.

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