Suspects charged in purse thefts at local Walmart

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BELLEVIILLE, IL (KPLR) – Two people have been charged in a string of purse thefts at a Walmart in Belleville.

36-year-old Lori Vannoy of Belleville and 40-year-old Michael French of Fairview Heights were charged Saturday with multiple counts of theft.

Both are in custody at the St. Clair County Jail.

Belleville, Swansea, O’Fallon, IL and Southwestern college police participated in the investigation and arrests of both suspects.

Bond has been set $30,000 for both suspects.