Man Accused of Stealing Purse

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A man from Luzerne County is accused of stealing a purse and then using a card inside to buy cigarettes and gasoline.

Police in Wilkes-Barre said Eric Iorio stole the purse from a purse in a room at Little Flower Manor on Meade Street in Wilkes-Barre.

He then used the card to buy gasoline and cigarettes.

When police tracked down Iorio he admitted breaking into Little Flower Manor and stealing the purse.

Iorio is charged with burglary, criminal trespass and receiving stolen property.