‘Professional thief' facing charges after finding purse in alley

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – A 47-year-old Louisville man is facing charges after a purse was reported stolen from a room at the Galt House.

Police said the theft suspect, Danny Fluker, called the victim and said he had “found the purse in an alley” and could sell it back to them for $100. The victim agreed to meet Fluker at the KFC Yum! Center.

The victim told dispatch about the situation and LMPD was able to locate Fluker at the Yum! Center with the purse.

LMPD said the purse contained a gun valued at $350. According to a police report, Fluker was wearing “work clothes” with a fake name badge from the Galt House. Galt House security said the subject didn’t work at the Galt House.

Fluker is a convicted felon, LMPD said. LMPD said Fluker stated the following on video, “I’m a professional thief”.

He is charged with receiving stolen property, receiving stolen property under $500 and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. 


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