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Posted on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 : 7:39 p.m.

Woman wanted for allegedly stealing laptop, backpacks from U-M dorm

By Kyle Feldscher

The age of the woman has been corrected. She is 62, not 52.

University of Michigan police are searching for a 62-year-old Ann Arbor woman they believe stole a laptop, iPods, backpacks and a sweatshirt from a lounge in a university dorm.

The woman, whose name will be released when she is arraigned on charges, is accused of stealing two backpacks, one of which contained a laptop and an iPod, police spokeswoman Diane Brown said Tuesday.

The incident was reported at 1:49 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Helen Newberry Dormitory, 432 S. State St.

In addition to the backpack thefts, the woman also is accused of stealing a sweatshirt and an iPod on a different day, Brown said. That incident was discovered during the course of the investigation into the Aug. 19 incident.

If arrested, the woman faces one charge of larceny of property worth more than $1,000 but less than $20,000 and two counts of larceny in a building, court records show. The maximum punishment is five years in prison and a fine of $10,000 or an amount three times what the stolen property was worth.

Brown said investigators are attempting to get in touch with the woman in order to get her to turn herself in.

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Wed, Dec 5, 2012 : 2:34 a.m.

Trying to get in touch with her since August 19? Must have a strong case.


Wed, Dec 5, 2012 : 2:38 a.m.

wow, i didn't even notice the date! 52-year old in the dorm and trying to get in contact, a former employee perhaps?