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Woman arrested for package theft; second charged with identity theft

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By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster woman was arrested last month after an investigation into stolen UPS packages.

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Jodi Ann Bowker, 44, 2298 Cane Mill Road, was arrested Sept. 19 and charged with three counts of theft of a controlled substance, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

Bowker was arrested by Lancaster County Drug Task Force agents after the conclusion of a joint investigation between the task force and UPS loss prevention employees.  

Bowker, who was a UPS delivery driver at the time of the thefts, is charged with stealing packages she was tasked with delivering, the release said. The packages each contained controlled substances, authorities said. 

The thefts happened on Dec. 1, 2011, Sept. 18, 2012 and Sept. 21, 2012.  

Bowker was jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center, but released Sept. 27 on a $15,000 personal recognizance bond. 

Woman charged with identity theft

In a separate case, a New York woman was arrested in Indian Land in connection with identity theft. 

Jacqueline Taylor, 47, was arrested Sept. 19 and charged with false information and financial identity theft, the press release said. 

The charges came after deputies responded earlier that day to TD Bank, located at 8179 Charlotte Highway in Indian Land, about a possible identity theft.  

Bank employees told deputies they received an alert from their fraud department about someone attempting to commit identity theft to withdraw money.  

According to the release, Taylor initially lied to deputies by providing false identification and representing herself as the victim of identity theft who lives in New York.  

Investigators arrived at the bank soon after and learned Taylor had been involved in a similar incident at a TD Bank in York County earlier that day, the release said. 

Deputies later found a credit card in Taylor’s possession in the name of the New York identity theft victim. 

Taylor was jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center, but released Sept. 21 on a $101,000 surety bond. She was then taken to York County to face charges there.  

 

 Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416