ST. GEORGE – A 20-year-old woman was arrested for theft Friday afternoon after she allegedly stole numerous items from a roommate and then pawned some of them.
Officers responded to a St. George residence on a theft call after a woman said her roommate, Taylor Elise Simmons, had stolen her property, St. George Police Officer Stan Thompson said in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
The woman alleged that Simmons had stolen multiple items from her valued at $1,500, including a lap top, iPad, jewelry, speakers, toiletries and clothing, Thompson said in the statement. The woman had recovered most of the property except for some earrings.
While Thompson was at the woman’s residence taking the report, Simmons returned home.
“(Simmons) claimed that she was “borrowing” (the woman’s) property and claimed that she did not know where the remaining items were,” Thompson said. “I checked the State Pawn website and located some earrings that (Simmons) had pawned on September 9, 2014 at McArthur Jewelers.”
Thompson responded to McArthur Jewelers and located the earrings and a pawn slip and then returned back to the residence and arrested Simmons for the thefts.
Simmons was charged with one third-degree felony for theft between $1,500-$5,000, and a class B misdemeanor for theft under $500.
Simmons was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on Friday. Her bail stands at $5,680, according to booking information, where she remains in custody as this report is published.
Simmons’ initial court appearance is set for Monday.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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