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Theft of camera from a Bloomfield store caught on video surveillance

Jennifer Linthicum

Jennifer Linthicum

A 29-year-old Bloomfield woman is facing a criminal charge of theft for allegedly stealing a camera from a store counter.

Jennifer Linthicum was arrested last Wednesday, May 30, and booked into the Greene County Jail by Bloomfield Deputy Marshal Wayman J.R. Blazier following an investigation by Bloomfield Town Marshal Kenneth Tharp.

Tharp responded to the CVS Pharmacy located in Bloomfield’s South Plaza Shopping Center after the store manager called on Tuesday, May 29 about a theft.

Tharp reported the manager supplied him with video surveillance footage that recorded the theft and the time.

On that day, Linthicum allegedly entered the store shortly after 8 a.m.

Tharp viewed the video and said it shows Linthicum grabbing a silver digital camera off the counter and putting it in her purse at 8:28 a.m. then leaving the store at 8:34 a.m.

The manager said the camera was used by the store for digital passport photos. The camera is valued at $100 plus the digital memory card at $30 for a total of $130.

Linthicum also has another case pending against her.

Court records show Linthicum was convicted of battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor, in 2015.

In 2016, she received a ticket for driving while suspended, an infraction.

After another violation, she was charged with driving while suspended – a knowing violation with a prior conviction, a Class A misdemeanor, in a case which just ended with a conviction on April 11 of this year.

Then on April 30, she was arrested once again, by Bloomfield Deputy Marshal Marvin Holt, for the same thing, driving while suspended – a knowing violation with a previous conviction, a Class A misdemeanor. She posted $100 cash to bond out of jail and that cause is still pending.

Following the latest arrest last week, her bond was set at $1,000 surety with ten percent allowed and she posted $100 cash and was released.

When she appears next week in Greene Superior Court for an initial hearing, she will be charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor.