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Highlands Police make arrest in theft case 

Last Wednesday, officers with the Highlands Police Department made an arrest of Sierra Jenkins, (age 29 of Franklin NC) in connection with a theft of guest property at a Highlands Hotel and Resort

According to a statement from the Highlands Police Department, on September 29 officers received a report that a guest’s wallet had gone missing from their room. An investigation led by HPD Detective Kevin Breedlove revealed that the wallet had been taken by Jenkins who was employed as a housekeeper at the time. Further investigation revealed that the victim’s credit cards had been used by Jenkins at local businesses in Highlands and Sylva.

On September 30, Jenkins was arrested and charged with Misdemeanor Larceny, and Possession of Stolen Goods. Jenkins was also charged with 2 counts of felony Identity Theft, and 2 counts of felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense. When officers performed a search of the vehicle Jenkins had occupied, they found and recovered property which matched the description of property stolen, as well as items which had been purchased using the victim’s cards.

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