Woman accused of stealing from her neighbors

Samantha Wilkie arrested on theft charges in Preble County. (Photo/Preble County Sheriff's Office)
Samantha Wilkie arrested on theft charges in Preble County. (Photo/Preble County Sheriff's Office)

LEWISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – A Lewisburg woman is accused of walking into her elderly neighbors’ house to steal money.

Preble County deputies say Samantha Wilkie, 21, is under arrest.

They say she got into the home in the 1300 block of US 40 East by climbing through a window early Wednesday morning.

The victims told deputies they were home at the time and heard something drop. The homeowners say they caught Wilkie in the home, stealing money.

Wilkie told deputies she stole the money to pay for car repairs.

She is being held in the Preble County Jail on charges of burglary and theft.

The money was recovered.

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