Police: Alleged Theft at Lee’s Lands Local Woman Behind Bars

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Berea Police Department was recently dispatched to the Lee’s Restaurant in reference to an allege stolen purse. When police arrived, they spoke to the victim in question and worked with management to look over surveillance footage.

From the footage, they ascertained that Jennifer L. Hoogenboom appeared to take the purse, and then leave the business. She was located at her home and allegedly told police that she had the money from the victim on her person, and had dumped the purse in a dumpster behind the Dollar General.

Officers were able to locate the purse and return it to the victim with the cash. Police also discovered a white powdery substance on Hoogenboom’s person. She was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, possession of an unspecified drug, and tampering with physical evidence.