Woman sentenced for Salvation Army, beef jerky thefts

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A woman police officers said was involved in the robbery of a Salvation Army bell ringer back in 2009 and a string of beef jerky thefts in 2016 is sentenced for two more theft charges.

Diane Walker, 62, received two 15-month state jail sentences from 78th District Judge Barney Fudge.

She was arrested in 2009  on brook avenue during a disturbance at the family dollar store.

Police officers said during that commotion, a man witnesses said was with Walker pulled a gun and held up the Salvation Army Bell ringer and took his kettle.

Walker was arrested and employees of the Walgreens next door said she had been in the store stealing items prior to the bell ringer robbery.

In 2016, she and another woman were arrested after police said they stole around $600 of Jack Links Beef Jerky from the stripes on Call Field.

Police officers said the jerky was stolen in several thefts during  March and April and they were finally able to link Walker to some of the jerky thefts.

Walker got three separate theft charges when she was arrested.

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