facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

82-year-old woman accused of burglary

Sept. 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM   |   Comments

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An 82-year-old woman accused of stealing about $17,000 from doctors' offices is a career criminal and burglary is "her thing," California prosecutors said.

Doris Thompson was arrested Thursday and held on suspicion of commercial burglary, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Torrance, Calif., Police Sgt. Robert Watt said Thompson targeted at least eight doctors' offices in her alleged burglary plot. She allegedly would enter an office, hide until closing and then look for keys for the cash box, Watt said.

Thompson was identified after she was caught on a surveillance video at one of the offices, Watt said.

Officials said Thompson has a 20-page rap sheet dating to 1955. She has been imprisoned nine times for burglary, including as recently as two years ago.

"I don't think this will stop her from doing this again," Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Paulette Paccione said, after Thompson was convicted in 2010. "She's not really apologetic about it. This is her thing."

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
3
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
4
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla
5
Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback