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Thief Steals Employees' Wallets, Returns Them Hours Later

Sunday morning Deanna Mayne and Amy Johnson left their wallets in an employees-only break room in the back of the store. In the early afternoon, Johnson went back to get her purse, only to find that it was gone. Sunday morning Deanna Mayne and Amy Johnson left their wallets in an employees-only break room in the back of the store. In the early afternoon, Johnson went back to get her purse, only to find that it was gone.
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When Deanna Mayne opened the back door of Koerner Furniture before close-up Sunday afternoon, she found a plastic bag with she and her coworker's wallets in them. Those wallets had been stolen from the store just hours before .

Sunday morning Deanna Mayne and Amy Johnson left their wallets in an employees-only break room in the back of the store. In the early afternoon, Johnson went back to get her purse, only to find that it was gone.

The surveillance cameras in the store were turned off at the time, so Johnson and Mayne had no evidence to work with. But a couple hours later -- just before six o'clock -- she went to close up the back door and discovered the wallets in a plastic bag, along with the contents of both wallets dispersed throughout the bag. Neither wallet contained cash when they were taken, and in the end both women got everything back.

The break room is located next to the public bathroom in the store. The two women told police that they saw just one suspicious customer that day head back through that area of the store. They said it was a roughly 50-year-old woman, about 5'2" tall, with grey hair, glasses and a long white coat. They say the woman went to the bathroom, came out two minutes later in a hurry and quickly left the store.

The surveillance cameras outside the back door were turned on by the time the thief returned the wallets, and captured the thief returning to the scene. But it appears her change of heart won't be her downfall. Tuesday afternoon, CDA police told KHQ they reviewed the surveillance video, and it was of no use to them. They could not see the suspect's face because she had a hood pulled over her head.

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