Jennifer McClain Accused of Rash of SoCal Thefts from Lady Gym Lockers

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Irvine Police believe they have nabbed Southern California's prolific lady gym locker burglar, who has been linked to health-club heists in eight cities in Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles counties, including five alone in Irvine.

Jennifer McClain, 34, was arrested Wednesday by Irvine Police detectives at her La Palma home on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property, burglary tools and dangerous drugs.

From at least February through this past Monday, when a Costa Mesa club was burgled, McClain is suspected of entering gym lockers, cutting locks while patrons worked out and walking out with wallets, purses and car keys, according to a statement from Irvine Police Lt. Julia Engen, the department spokeswoman.

Detectives believe McClain often used the stolen credit cards at nearby stores before the victims discovered they had been stolen and that the suspect used to keys to break into cars to steal more items or, in at least two instances, the cars themselves.

Her undoing came as the result of an alert Irvine gym employee, according Engen, who says after the club was hit the worker remembered a suspicious-acting person had handled a brochure in the establishment. She gave it to officers, a partial print was lifted from the document and the crime database linked it to McClain.

When a search warrant was served as her home at the time of the arrest, purses, wallets, credit cards and other personal belongings of those stung by gym burglaries were recovered--including a car that was stolen from the Costa Mesa job Monday.

Engen notes some property purchased with stolen credit cards was also found in the home, as was illegal drugs.

No word on stinky towels, though.

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rpmcestmoi
rpmcestmoi

Verb object agreement, stupid!!

 

Engen notes some property purchased with stolen credit cards was also found in the home, as was illegal drugs.

rpmcestmoi
rpmcestmoi

How illiterate are you?  And how puerile the ownership for the advertising????

Crap is crap is crap.

Debbiedazzle
Debbiedazzle

If you don't have nothing nice to saw then shut your mouth! People are so quick to judge and sound so ignorant.

MsOC
MsOC

I am so glad that they caught this piece of shit. One of my friends was one of her victims. I hope you burn bitch!

Guest
Guest

Your mom has a big black purse. (said while holding tongue)

Lucky1zclanleader
Lucky1zclanleader

found in the home, as was illegal drugs. not stolen  oc is isnt a good writer they do no know jack shit

Lucky1zclanleader
Lucky1zclanleader

shes my mom she is depress because of the wedding and also my grandma is a nurse she never did drugs in her life my grandma got pills that her mom was dying of cancer pills and they think she took the pills witch no true shes not a bad person i swear

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