Burglar Wearing GPS Monitor Caught

DaCostaKristen DaCosta of Somerset, Massachusetts, was ordered to wear an ankle bracelet as a condition of her probation, but didn't realize that police could track her movements with it. Detectives say they have evidence left by her monitor that she entered a home in Somerset and stole jewelry.

"She didn't destroy the place. She did not ransack it. But she certainly left her electronic fingerprint on the place for us. This lady was on a GPS monitoring device," said Chief Jospeh Ferreira of the Somerset Police Department.

Wait, it gets better.

Police told NBC 10 DaCosta was also sneaking through other neighborhoods, suspecting of breaking into at least a dozen homes all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

DaCosta is charged with at least 17 break-ins while wearing the monitor, including burglaries in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Tiverton.

Yes, she wore a GPS during 17 criminal acts before the police picked her up. In fact, this particular burglary occured two months ago, and the homeowner just recently realized the jewelry was missing. It's no wonder DaCosta thought she'd get away with it. Link -via Arbroath


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