Suspect in iPad thefts nabbed in Arlington

Suspect in iPad thefts nabbed in Arlington

Credit: WFAA

A woman caught on surveillance video stole more than 100 iPads from Wal-Mart or Target stores in 36 different cities. Most of them are right here in North Texas.

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by STEVE STOLER

WFAA

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 8 at 8:42 PM

SHERMAN — Sherman police say a woman wanted in connection with the theft of more than 100 iPads from three dozen stores in as many North Texas cities is now under arrest. Authorities credit a story on WFAA with generating the information that led them to the suspect.

Jessica Hoffman, 37, was captured in Arlington at an apartment complex near the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park.

Police said the Arlington resident is likely to be charged with organized retail theft over $20,000 in Grayson County. Hoffman  was being transferred to Sherman for questioning and then will be held at the Grayson County Jail.

Bond will be set at $100,000.

Police said a story that aired on WFAA last week generated four tips that helped lead them to Hoffman. The story featured surveillance footage clearly showing the suspect making off with stolen iPads from stores in McKinney and Sherman.

E-mail sstoler@wfaa.com

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