Woman steals new mom's purse for crack

March 10, 2009 7:39:31 AM PDT
Police say a woman who gave birth at a Massachusetts hospital tried to leave the maternity ward with more than just a newborn.

Framingham police say Jennifer Morris stole another new mother's purse containing a cell phone and digital camera that she sold to get money for crack cocaine.

The 36-year-old Morris was arrested Sunday, the day after she allegedly snatched the purse from the mother of triplets at MetroWest Medical Center.

Lt. Paul Shastany told the MetroWest Daily News that Morris was caught on surveillance video taking the purse.

Morris pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including larceny over $250. She was ordered held on $3,000 bail.

Police have not yet recovered the cell phone or camera.

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