KETR Local
6:24 am
Mon December 14, 2009

Commerce theft suspect apprehended


Commerce – Commerce Police are reporting the arrest of a Greenville resident, who had been committing thefts from residents within the city.

It was alleged the woman known as "China" had been targeting single Hispanic males who she would steal from after entrusting them to let her into their residence. The reports finds the victims are apprehensive to come forward because of embarrassment or that they may be in the country illegally.

The woman, later identified as Hallie Bret Burgi, was arrested during a traffic stop where she and the driver were found in possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver, Crystal Lee Johnson, was also taken into custody on the possession charge.