May 27, 2010

Samantha Brewer Was Stealing For Five - Pregnant Woman Burglarized Several Homes With Two Small Children In Tow

Cincinnati, Ohio (The Weekly Vice) Samantha Brewer, a 25-year-old pregnant Ohio woman, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing several homes with two small children in tow.

According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Brewer would leave home to drop off her 5 and 7-year-old sons at school, but not before committing a little burglary along the way.

In at least one case, Brewer lifted one of the children into the house through a window and had him unlock the front door.

Investigators say, the burglaries began April 4 and in each case, the thief would grab a handful of jewelry or a jewelry box from the master bedroom.

On Monday, a witness noticed Brewer as she was leaving a neighbor's home, but didn't think much of it. When the neighbor later claimed to have been robbed, the witness gave Brewer's description to police.

Another witness called police on Wednesday and said she had a run-in Sunday with a pregnant woman matching authorities’ description.

The woman said she caught Brewer inside her grandmother’s house and when she confronted Brewer, Brewer said she was picking up a baby bed.

During questioning, Brewer admitted to the burglaries and even showed authorities the houses she had burglarized.

Police say Brewer told them she was stealing because she needed cash. She was out of work, her husband had just started a disability leave from his job as an electrician and she was pregnant with a baby girl.

Brewer was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on six charges of burglary, four charges of attempted burglary and endangering children. She is due to deliver early next month.

Brewer's bond was set at $275,000 which means she will likely give birth while in State's custody.

Haley Mattson
The Weekly Vice

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