published Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Dalton woman arrested in purse theft

Anonymous tips to the Dalton Police Department led to the arrest of a 37-year-old woman on a theft charge, according to a news release.

On Tuesday, Tanada E. Cabone, of 1108 Danielle Drive, turned herself in at the Dalton Police Department on a charge of felony theft in connection with taking a purse from a Dalton restaurant on Feb. 25.

The theft occurred at the Hardee's on Cleveland Highway, where the victim was eating with friends when her group moved, according to police. When she returned to the original table to get her purse, it was gone. Other customers told her a woman had taken it, and she called police.

While officers were taking her report, the victim's son called to say he had received a call from employees at the Family Dollar Store on East Morris Street saying they had her purse. Those workers said the purse was turned in by a woman who said she found it in a shopping cart outside.

The victim found everything still in her bag except $800 in cash and a debit card, police said. Surveillance video helped investigators identify a suspect.

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