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December 17, 2013

Man admits to stealing shopper’s wallet

PRYOR — Terry Ross, 52, Claremore, is charged with larceny of lost property and unauthorized use of a credit card.

A Pryor mom was grocery shopping at Walmart in September when, after returning her shopping cart to the cart stall in the parking lot, she noticed her wallet was missing.

She filed a report with the Pryor Police Department stating there had been an “older man wearing a Sonic uniform acting very strange. The male subject was parked by her vehicle but was standing outside of his vehicle watching her.”

The woman said the man walked to her cart then jumped in his truck and fled the parking lot. Pryor Police Department's Detective Chuck Ward reviewed the surveillance footage. Further investigation revealed the man to be Ross, an employee of Pryor Sonic, who goes by the name “Blue.”

Ward went to speak with Ross who voluntarily provided a statement.

According to court records, Ross said he found the wallet in an unoccupied shopping cart in the parking lot. During the course of the interview, Ross said he “took the wallet with the intent of keeping it” and that he “used the credit card that he found in the wallet at Kum-N-Go in Pryor to fill his vehicle with fuel.”

Ross allegedly stated he took approximately $60 in cash from the wallet before discarding it in the trash. He then gave the credit card to his son, Matthew Ross, who used it in Salina.

“Ross said Matthew no longer has the card because it was thrown out of the vehicle window after being used,” Ward said.

Larceny as filed in this case is a misdemeanor charge. The case currently shows an outstanding warrant for Ross. Bond on the warrant is $2,000.

Though court records show Ross has a Claremore address, he has prior criminal charges in Mayes County including three counts of public intoxication, driving under the influence of alcohol and two cases of money judgment.


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