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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

 

Woman Gives Birth, Steals Another New Mother's Purse to Buy Crack

Police: Framingham woman gives birth, steals purse

Norman Miller
Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Mar 09, 2009
11:53 PM
Jennifer Morris
Jennifer Morris
Framingham, MA.--A Framingham woman who had recently given birth stole another new mother's purse from the maternity ward Saturday at MetroWest Medical Center, police said.

Jennifer Morris, 36, was arrested Sunday at 7:09 p.m. at her 38 Kendall Ave. home, a day after authorities say she stole the purse, which contained the other mother's cell phone and digital camera with all the photos of her triplet newborns.

A friend told police Morris tried to sell her the camera and cell phone to get money to buy crack, said police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany.

On Saturday, the victim, whom police identified only as a 49-year-old woman, called the station at 5:45 p.m. to report the theft.

Officers reviewed security camera footage and saw a woman, later identified as Morris, take the purse off a coat rack and leave the maternity ward.

Another camera shows her trying to use a bank card taken from the purse at an ATM in the lobby, but she was thwarted because she did not know the PIN police said.

A few minutes later, she came back to the maternity ward and threw the purse away, Shastany said.

Officers found the purse, but the victim's cell phone and digital camera were gone.

Police then questioned Morris, who recently gave birth to a baby girl.

"She said she didn't do anything," said Shastany, but after being told they saw her on camera, she changed her story. "She said, 'Yeah, I stole it. I took the camera and phone."'

Morris said she sold the camera to another woman. Police contacted that woman, whom they did not identify, who told them she sold the items to someone else.

"Her words were Morris phoned her and said she had a camera and a cell phone she wanted to trade for crack or to sell," Shastany said.

Police arrested Morris after she was released from the hospital.

Morris was charged with larceny of property worth more than $250, malicious mischief and larceny from a building.

Morris pleaded not guilty at her Framingham District Court arraignment yesterday and was ordered held on $3,000 bail.

If she does not post bail, she will be held at MCI-Framingham until at least March 23, when she is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial conference.

Police have yet to find the stolen camera and cell phone, Shastany said. The victim declined comment. The woman who Morris told police she sold the items to will be summoned to court, the lieutenant said.


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