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Bethlehem robbery suspect financially desperate, police say

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Sep 18 2012 03:17:52 PM CDT
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A woman has admitted to robbing two convenience stores in Bethlehem.

Joanna Scandlen stands accused of robbing the Quick Fill on Linden Street on Saturday and the 7-Eleven on Linden Street the next day.    

Police eventually tracked Scandlen down in jail. She was arrested Sunday by Allentown police on a retail theft charge.

Scandlen told investigators she committed the holdups in Bethlehem because her financial situation was desperate, police said.