Lethbridge woman arrested and charged for ‘substantial’ cash theft

Lethbridge Police Service headquarters on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

A Lethbridge woman has been charged after a large chunk of cash was recently stolen from a vehicle.

Police said $12,000 was taken on Jan. 11 from a vehicle parked along the 400 block of 7 Street South.

Investigators released surveillance footage and on Friday, Park Place Mall security responded to a report of suspicious activity and recognized the suspect.

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The woman was arrested without incident and a portion of the stolen money was recovered.

Police have charged 41-year-old Trisha Across The Mountain with theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

She remains in custody as of Saturday, awaiting a judicial interim release hearing.

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