Vt. State Police - 9:40 am Fri Aug 31st, 2012
On 08/31/2012 the Vermont State Police filed paperwork with the Grand Isle State's Attorney requesting a warrant to arrest 24 year-old Jennifer Hamlin of Milton, VT for Petit Larceny and multiple counts of Credit Card Fraud and False Pretenses.
On 08/05/2012 State Troopers assigned to the St. Albans Barracks initiated an investigation after a credit card and VT Driver's License was stolen from a purse at St. Anne's Shrine in Isle La Motte, VT during a church service.
On 08/14/2012 the State Police issued a press release and associated store video asking for the public's assistance in identifying the female offender in this case. Shortly after the release of the video, WPTZ reporter Lauren Victory contacted the State Police and advised that she was filing a news story about Jennifer Hamlin, a Milton woman who was wanted by Chittenden County law enforcement for numerous credit card thefts/frauds. Ms. Victory reported to the State Police that Jennifer Hamlin matched the female offender captured in a store surveillance video related to this incident.
At this time, the Vermont State Police are actively seeking Jennifer Hamlin for the above stated charges. Hamlin has two additional active arrest warrants in Chittenden County and Franklin County for other frauds perpetrated against the Champlain Valley public.
The State Police ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of 24 year-old Jennifer Hamlin to contact VSP-ST. Albans at 802-524-5993.
MUG SHOT: Yes - from previous arrest.
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From: Media North [mailto:MEDIANORTH@DPS.STATE.VT.US]<mailto:[mailto:MEDIANORTH@DPS.STATE.VT.US]> On Behalf Of Riggen, Jay
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 1:53 AM
To: DPS - medianorth
Subject: [MEDIANORTH] VSP Press Release / Incident #12A203519 / WPTZ Reporter identifies offender in multiple frauds, Champlain ValleyCASE#: 12A203519
TROOPER: Jay Riggen
STATION: VSP-ST. Albans
DATE/TIME: 08/05/2012, 1400 hours
LOCATION: Multiple locations in Grand Isle, VT and Chittenden County, VT
VIOLATION: Petit Larceny, Credit Card Fraud, False Pretenses
ACCUSED: Jennifer Hamlin
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Milton, VT / Transient
Franklin, VT 05457 (Set as Local)
Milton, VT 05468 (Set as Local)
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)
Chittenden, VT 05737 (Set as Local)
Grand Isle, VT 05458 (Set as Local)
Jay, VT 05859 (Set as Local)
Isle La Motte, VT 05463 (Set as Local)
Victory, VT 05858 (Set as Local)