Police: Suspect blamed fake twin

Aug. 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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BIG BEAVER, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania State Police said a woman accused of taking complimentary items from a hotel room blamed a non-existent twin sister for the crime.

Investigators said Jennifer Brown, 31, who stayed at the Holiday Inn in Big Beaver Aug. 5, is accused of taking $206 worth of items, including two comforters, two throw blankets, four pillows, an alarm clock, a coffeepot, a basket and a hair dryer from the room she was staying in, The Beaver County Times reported Wednesday.

Troopers said they found Brown staying at the nearly Alpine Inn and the woman blamed her twin sister, Lisa Brown, for taking the items. However, investigators said they could find no record of the twin sister's existence.

Brown, who told troopers her sister was planning to return the items, was found to be in possession of the hotel's property inside her room at the Alpine Inn.

Brown was charged with theft and making a false report.

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