The Delaware State Police arrested 42-year-old Jacklyn Thompson, of Newark, Delaware for felony theft on Saturday.
On January 2, 2024, at approximately 8:59 p.m., troopers were called to a residence on the 7000 block of Armiger Drive, Seaford, Delaware for an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle report. Upon arrival, the trooper learned that the 81-year-old man and his wife met the female, identified as Jacklyn Thompson, at their church. Thompson and her two young children were homeless at the time. The couple allowed Thompson and her children to stay at their home after previously paying for their hotel rooms. Thompson was initially allowed to use the couple’s vehicle but ignored the owner’s requests to return it.
On January 5, 2024, the 81-year-old man further reported to troopers that his grandmother’s antique silverware was missing. Through investigative means, the trooper discovered that Thompson pawned the stolen silverware pieces during her stay with the couple.
Troopers obtained warrants for Thompson’s arrest. On January 6, 2024, she was arrested in New Castle County and taken to Troop 2 where she was charged with the below crimes. Thompson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $2000 unsecured bond.
- Theft Under $1500 Where Victim is 65 Years of Age or Older (Felony)
- Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
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