Woman is sentenced for Leavenworth courtroom theft
08/28/2013 12:20 PM
08/28/2013 11:54 PM
A trip to the courthouse to support a family friend turned into a trip to the jailhouse for a Leavenworth woman.
During a break in a friend’s trial earlier this year in Leavenworth County District Court, the woman swiped the defense lawyer’s wallet from a briefcase and went on a brief spending spree before the theft was discovered.
The lawyer initially thought he had misplaced the wallet, but it didn’t take police long to piece together what had actually happened.
A security camera in the courtroom captured the theft. Other cameras captured images of the woman making purchases with a pilfered credit card.
In July, 51-year-old Theresa Quest pleaded no contest and was found guilty of theft and criminal use of a credit card. On Wednesday, a judge sentenced her to two days in jail as a condition of probation.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.