Monday, May 9, 2011

Woman faces deportation after attempted theft in Tiverton (The Providence Journal)

Woman faces deportation after attempted theft in Tiverton
8:46 AM Mon, May 09, 2011
Bryan Rourke

TIVERTON, R.I. -- A woman who attempted to steal a cordless drill at a flea market on Sunday is now in federal custody and facing deportation, said Sgt. James Costa of the Tiverton Police Department.

At 3:50 p.m., the police received a call of an attempted larceny at the 177 Flea Market on Bulgarmarsh Road, Costa said. A woman grabbed a cordless drill and ran to her car about 50 feet away.

The police arrived and took Ernestina Flores, 35, of 498 South Second St., New Bedford, into custody. At the police station, Costa said, Flores was fingerprinted; her prints were entered into a national computer data base and came up as a match for a woman who was previously deported from the country on a felony charge.

Officers from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency took Flores into custody, Costa said.

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