Bride Taps Social Media to Hunt Wallet Stolen From Bridal Suite on Wedding Day

Someone racked up a $1,400 bill on her credit cards, she says.

ByKAYLEE HECK
July 16, 2015, 11:51 AM

— -- A bride’s wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of her life -- not the day she gets her wallet stolen.

Michelle Wilcox Tietz was saying her "I do’s" at the Pala Mesa Resort in San Diego County June 7 when someone allegedly stole her purse from the bridal suite, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

“Somebody, between the time I left the bridal suite and walked up the stairs to the ceremony, had not only gone into the bridal suite and stole my wallet but began charging on [a credit card],” she told ABC affiliate KGTV.

“What type of person [lies] in wait to steal a bride’s wallet while she’s getting married? I feel disheartened and sickened,” she added.

Now, Tietz is taking the case to social media, including Facebook and Instagram, and using the hashtag #LetsCatchaThief in an attempt to catch the person who may have stolen her wallet.

She posted surveillance images, which she said she obtained from The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, in an attempt to generate tips about a woman who may have used her cards.

"This woman is using my credit card the day it was stolen from the bridal suite while I was at the ceremony getting married," she wrote on Facebook. "Does anyone [recognize] this person? Please share."

The sheriff's department included the photos of the "alleged suspect" in a statement emailed to ABC News, adding, "Upon contacting her bank, the victim was told multiple charges had been made to her card(s) immediately after 6 p.m. the previous night -- during the ceremony."

Tietz wrote on Facebook that her cards were used at a gas station, Target, TJ Maxx, CVS and Albertson’s to rack up a $1,400 bill.

“Their first stop was at 6:32 at the gas station down the street and then they made their way to Escondido and had been at five places before we could get it turned off,” she told KGTV.

“That is actually my wallet that lady has in her hand,” she said. “That wallet my husband bought me for Christmas last year and it has all my information in it, including the card she’s using.”

Luckily, Tietz’s passport, checkbook and cash were in her suitcase, so she and her new husband were able to take their honeymoon the next day.

Tietz did not immediately respond to a request via Facebook for additional comment.

The Pala Mesa Resort did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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