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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Villager dressed in turkey costume arrested in theft of merchandise at Belk

Irene Leonhard

A 67-year-old resident of The Villages who was wearing a turkey costume was arrested in the theft of more than $1,000 in merchandise at Belk.

Irene Leonhard of the Village of Country Club Hills entered the store at La Plaza Grande shortly after noon Friday, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department. She was carrying a blue mesh bag and small brown purse when she entered the store.

She selected a Michael Kors purse, removed the paper from inside the purse and put it into her bag. She then selected several other items, put them into her bag and left the store.

Leonhard had taken a total of 11 items worth a total of $1,497.99, the report indicated.

She was arrested on a charge of grand theft and booked at the Lake County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Irene Leonhard in turkey costume

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