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Women allegedly took laptop

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 21, 2014 5:00 AM

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A local woman has been accused of taking a laptop left on a city bus.

Kiawana Thorne, 19, was charged Feb. 11 with second-degree theft.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, a woman reportedly forgot her Apple MacBook Pro laptop, which was valued at $1,400, on a city bus.

Police officials obtained video from the bus and observed Thorne sitting next to the computer. Thorne allegedly grabbed the laptop and handed it to a codefendant, who was sitting in the seat behind her, the complaint said.

The codefendant reportedly concealed the laptop, and both left the bus without turning it over. Police officials observed Thorne getting off a city bus on Feb. 15. Thorne insisted she found the laptop, and then stated she had it in her bag, the complaint said.

The serial number on the laptop Thorne had matched that of the stolen laptop. Throne made no effort to turn the laptop over to the police or city bus staff for the four days she had the laptop, the complaint said.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin


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