A woman who had been staying in the Washington area was arrested for allegedly stealing a coin purse from a home Monday, July 23.
Glenda Peckinpaugh, 41, Washington, was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with felony receiving of stolen property.
According to police, Peckinpaugh entered a home in the 700 block of Clover Courtwhile the homeowner was sleeping. Upon waking, the homeowner reported that her coin purse was gone.
Inside the coin purse was a credit card, other miscellaneous cards and cash. A family member told the woman she had seen Peckinpaugh enter her home earlier in the day. Police said, knowing where Peckinpaugh was living, she went to confront her.
Upon arrival at a tent where Peckinpaugh was staying, located in the 800 block of Locust Street, the woman found the campsite empty, police said. She located her coin purse, but the credit card was missing. She then called 911 to report the theft.
Later, Peckinpaugh returned to the campsite, where she was searched. Officers found the missing credit card on her and she was arrested.
She is being held in the Franklin County Jail on a $7,500 cash-only bond. Police said there are additional charges pending on the case.
Peckinpaugh has a lengthy criminal history stretching back to 1999, when she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.