A 26-year-old Citra woman was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after she admitted to stealing over $500 in cash from a couple’s bedroom.
On Tuesday, March 14, an MCSO deputy responded to a residence located in the 4300 block of NE 105th Place in Anthony in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the two victims who reside together, according to the arrest report.
According to the victims, approximately $280 of their shared money was stolen from inside their dresser drawer, and around $330 of their shared money had also been stolen from a clear box that was sitting on a nightstand in their bedroom. The victims advised that they became aware that the money was missing when they counted it.
The victims told the deputy that the only other person with access to their residence was Sueanna Dawn Tripp. After watching their home video surveillance footage, the victims advised that Tripp had arrived at the residence unannounced earlier in the day, according to the MCSO report.
In the report, the deputy noted that Tripp was contacted by phone. She initially denied the victims’ allegations, and she further claimed that she would never steal because she was caught stealing money in the past and it “scared her.”
After further questioning over the phone, Tripp admitted that she had stolen cash from the victims’ residence earlier in the day. She agreed to meet the deputy in the 4100 block of NE 105th Place and an in-person interview was conducted, according to the MCSO report.
During the interview, Tripp advised that she stole an unknown amount of money from a dresser drawer in the victims’ bedroom on Saturday, March 11. She told the deputy that she spent this money at Winn-Dixie.
Tripp further admitted that she went to the victims’ residence a few days later, on March 14, and she stole cash from a clear container on the victims’ dresser. The deputy noted in the report that Tripp proceeded to hand over $310 in cash that she reportedly stole from the victims’ container.
Tripp was arrested, transported to Marion County Jail, and she was later released on $4,000 bond. She is facing felony charges for grand theft of a dwelling over $100 but less than $750 (two counts).
A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.