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Tahoe woman arrested after yard sale

Christina Proctor

A citizen’s tip led to the arrest of a South Lake Tahoe woman Sunday on suspicion of selling items at a yard sale that she stole from her employer.

The alleged stolen items were still marked with sales tags from Sierra Book and Gift Shop, South Lake Tahoe police said.

The police were alerted to the yard sale on the 1900 block of F St. through a Secret Witness tip.

Debra Cooper was arrested at the scene on suspicion of embezzlement, grand theft, and burglary. Officers contacted Cooper at the yard sale around 1:30 p.m. and consulted the owner of Sierra Book and Gift Shop, Cooper’s employer.

The owner of the store said Cooper had thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise at the yard sale, police said. Investigators said the majority of the items at the sale were from the store.

The investigation is still active to determine the full extent of the alleged theft, police said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 542-6100 or Secret Witness at 541-6800.

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