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Gilbert Police: Woman charged in home theft of certified comic books

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 13:59:53-05

GILBERT, AZ — A woman has been charged in the home theft of certified comic books worth thousands of dollars.

Court records show that last week, Kimberly Doris Williams, 47, reportedly stole multiple items from the home of friends she was staying with in March of 2019.

Police say Williams took nearly $3,300 worth of property, including Movado watches, and Vera Wang and Louis Vuitton purses.

She also allegedly pawned four certified comic books, "Fantastic Four" issues 5, 6, and 7, and "Ultimate Spiderman" #49. Police say all four comic books were recovered from various valley pawn shops.

However, the homeowner reported to police that his entire collection of 95 certified comic books is still missing. The estimated value of the collection is $151,378.

When questioned by police, Williams allegedly admitted to taking and selling some of the items but denied taking the comic books.

She has been charged with nine counts of trafficking in stolen property and is scheduled to make her initial court appearance on February 24.