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Illinois woman accused of stealing an iPhone

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 03, 2013 5:00 AM

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A Wheaton, Ill., resident has been accused of stealing an iPhone 4S.

Elise Kemerly, 24, was charged Sept. 2 with fourth-degree theft.

According to a Johnson County sheriff’s complaint, a female victim reported the theft of her cell phone after she left it on a park bench in the 100 block of East Washington Street.

Officers responded to the report using GPS to locate the phone.

After calling the phone numerous times, officers allegedly found Kemerly with the victim’s phone approximately one hour after the phone was taken.

When officers attempted to call the phone again, they saw the defendant pull the phone out of her pocket, look at it, and put it away, the complaint said.

Under Miranda, the defendant reportedly admitted to taking the protective case from the phone and giving it to a random subject. She also stated she was not planning to return the phone that night.

The phone is valued at $499.99.

Fourth-degree theft is a serious misdemeanor.

— by Megan Sanchez


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