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More bank records sought for Leslie Chance, woman accused of killing husband

Posted at 12:35 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2019-12-06 17:40:57-05

It's been more than five years since the death of Todd Chance, who was found shot to death in August of 2013. 

His wife, former elementary school principal Leslie Chance, has been accused in connection with his death and faces a charge of first-degree murder. 

Now, with Chance's trial set to begin in February, the Kern County Sheriff's Office is looking for more evidence as it helps build its case. 

Court records obtained by 23ABC show that a search warrant is being sought to be able to search the bank records of Chance. Specifically, purchasing records from Kern Federal Credit Union from August 2013 through August 2014 are being requested. 

The request is to review records for any purchases made at Walmart on Colony Street. 

According to the statement of probable cause, Leslie Chance was seen on surveillance "questioning the door greeter at the Walmart" on Colony Street. 

An initial search of purchasing records shows that Leslie Chance bought something at that Walmart on Aug. 9, 2013, weeks before Todd Chance's body was found. 

Leslie Chance entered that same Walmart on the day Todd Chance's body was found and used a pay phone to call a taxi cab to take her to another location. Her husband's vehicle was found near that Walmart. 

Bank records didn't show any purchases at that Walmart from August 2012 through Sept. 1 2013. 

Court records show the Chances lived a few blocks away from a Walmart on Gosford Road, "where records showed many purchases per month."

Bank statements for both Todd and Leslie Chance from August 2013 through August 2014 have been obtained by investigators, but the details have not been made public.