Cedar Rapids woman allegedly stole merchandise

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 23, 2012 6:30 AM

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A Cedar Rapids woman has charged with stealing from a store and interfering with law enforcement.

According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, Jennifer Steadman, 42, was charged on Feb. 13 with third-degree theft and interference with official acts.

Steadman allegedly was observed by store loss-prevention staff stealing two jackets and leaving the store.

She then allegedly fled, leading officers on a chase, and was eventually stopped.

Third-degree theft is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250. Interference with official acts is a simple misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $625.

— by Conrad Swanson

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