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Woman hid purse, cell phone and credit card she stole at casino in her bra, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Sep 03 2013 03:42:36 PM CDT
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A woman lost her bet that she could keep police from finding a purse, cell phone and credit card she stole at a casino by hiding them in her bra, officials said.

Richmarie Altreche-Rivera took Lana Cares' $200 Coach purse while it was sitting on the bar at Visions Bar at the Sands Event Center, 77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem, around 205 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

Altreche-Rivera took the purse by leaning over it with her arms crossed and stuffing it down her shirt, officials noted.

After Altreche-Rivera was taken into custody with the purse in her possession, Cares' $200 iPhone was found inside Altreche-Rivera's bra, and Cares' credit card was found tucked in the rear of her bra strap, officials said.

Altreche-Rivera smelled of alcohol, and she yelled and cursed at officers and kicked the rear window and punched the inside of a cruiser, they added.

Altreche-Rivera, 25, of 918 West Gordon St., Allentown, was arraigned on a charge of receiving stolen property and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $10,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 11.