Arrest made in recovered wallet case

From Local Sources

JASPER — A Pike County woman was booked into jail early today in connection with an investigation into a recovered wallet.

The Jasper Police Department was contacted Friday when a wallet was recovered inside a city convenience store. When contacted, the owner indicated the wallet had been stolen at a Jasper restaurant Aug. 10 but added the only things missing were three $100 bills.

Jasper police then released a video still of a female suspect with the wallet in the convenience store during the weekend, which led them to interview Marilyn J. Hanselman, 51, 6106 S. Pike County Road 1075E, Velpen.

Under questioning, police said, Hanselman is alleged to have eventually admitted to taking the cash from the wallet after it was given to her by another worker at the restaurant where she was employed.

Authorities booked Hanselman into the Dubois County Security Center at 12:53 a.m. today on a preliminary misdemeanor count of theft. She posted bond a short time later.

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