Woman accused of theft from 80-year-old shopper in Wyoming identified

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WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A woman who is accused of stealing from an shopper in Luzerne County Tuesday has been identified.

According to Wyoming Borough Police, 40-year-old Kelly Jones is accused of following a woman into Price Chopper and stealing her purse while she was distracted; obtaining the woman’s house keys, car keys, cell phone and other items.

Jones then bought $200 worth of gift cards just after the theft, police say.

Jones turned herself into the Wyoming Borough Police Department Tuesday night. According to police, she also returned the belongings of the 80-year-old victim.

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