A “GOOD Samaritan” who handed a woman’s missing purse to police, later used credit cards from it to buy fuel and food.
The man handed in the purse he had found on the Great Alpine Road at the Myrtleford police station on Tuesday.
But he held onto two credit cards and headed for Wangaratta with two other people.
There, police said, he spent $91 on petrol, two chicken schnitzel burgers and two Dare iced coffees on one of the cards.
The trio then tried to use the cards at Kmart but they were rejected.
The man who handed in the purse, who was known to police, was filmed at both the station and at the APCO service station.
Leading Sen-Constable David Jenkin said the purse had been reported missing a month earlier.
“Two people have already been interviewed over the theft and deception, and police are still trying to catch up with a third person,” he said.
“One person has been charged and bailed to appear again in October.”
Police still want to question the man who handed in the purse.