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Woman with $26k in bra pleads guilty

A woman who had $26,000 in her bra when booked into the Spokane County Jail is to repay another $7,500 after pleading guilty to first-degree theft.

Lukeisha A. Harris, 25, was credited for three days already served in jail after her arrest in March 2010.

The Seattle-area resident was accused with Corey B. Jones, Charles H. Kendrick and Elicionne L. Washington of stealing thousands of dollars from Spokane banks.

The three were arrested at the North Pointe branch of Chase Bank after employees at the Washington Trust Bank, 438 E. Hastings Road, reported a “heavyset” woman in black clothes and pink shoes had tried to get money with a stolen credit card.

Harris matched the bank employee’s description of the culprit - she’s 6-feet tall and 400 pounds. Police found the cash stash, along with bank receipts, in Harris' bra during booking at the jail.

The Associated Press called it "a fraud bust, indeed" in a short story that quickly went viral and really just made other reporters wish they had thought of that.

A detailed description of the fraud is available here.


 



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