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12-30-2009, 04:02 PM
State corrections officer arrested for stealing in uniform

By Stacia Glenn

A state corrections officer was arrested Tuesday after loading her car with stolen items from Target and fleeing with her 6-year-old son, authorities said.

Tonya Henderson, 40, filled her shopping cart with merchandise from a Target store on Palmdale Road in Victorville while wearing her California Department of Corrections uniform.

The off-duty officer then left the store about 9:45 a.m. without attempting to pay for the items, sheriff's officials said.

She managed to load a big screen television, steam cleaner and X-box video game console into her vehicle before a loss prevention officer noticed.

After tracking her license plate number, deputies arrested Henderson at her Adelanto home on suspicion of commercial burglary. The stolen goods are valued at $2,800.

Henderson is being held at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.

12-30-2009, 04:28 PM
Guess she figured crime should be rewarding her with more than just a job.

12-30-2009, 04:42 PM
I wonder how she enjoys residing in a county "hospitality dwelling"?

Patriotic Army Mom
12-30-2009, 05:55 PM
Would they stop sending this riff raff to the Hesperia, Victorville area. That's all I'm beginning to see.