Duluth, MN asked in Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Minnesota

Q: Can I pursue legal action against Walgreens for stolen purse handed over by employee?

I was asked to leave my purse at the counter. Before I was done shopping the associates that asked for my purse initially, had given my purse to a different shopper. Everything from my ID, cash, cards etc was in my purse. I have called Walgreens HQ and the store its self and have been unsuccessful in anyone getting back to me. I have filed police report and they have investigated but still no other follow up.

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Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Yes, you can pursue legal action against Walgreens for a stolen purse handed over by employee. You certainly should be taking the appropriate steps to protect yourself from identity theft. I would guess Walgreens would make an offer to compensate you for your inconvenience. A little more information how this occurred would be helpful. It seems tracking the person down should be easy.

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