Woman earns $3,000 by stealing coffee from one store and returning it for credit in another state

Rebecca L. Julian 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested after police asked the public for help in identifying a female coffee thief.

Police in Pennsylvania, are investigating up to 50 incidents of coffee thefts from Wawa convenience stores that have resulted in a loss of more than $3,000.

Authorities suspect that one woman was behind all the thefts that began in the beginning of the year.

Wawa convenience stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland, were affected by the thief, according to the West Goshen Police Department.

Police said that the suspect entered Wawa convenience stores, stole many bags of coffee and then took them to different Wawa stores nearby, where she returned them for cash.

In video surveillance taken in March and April, the woman was seen entering the store wearing scrubs, and police speculated that she could be a health worker.

Police also said that they have seen her on video using two different vehicles. One was a small silver sedan and the other was a maroon sport utility vehicle.

Police released several clear photos of the woman, and after asking people for help in identifying her, the woman turned herself in to police.

Police announced on Facebook that they arrested Rebecca L. Julian, 48, from Wilmington, Delaware, on a charge of theft.