SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – Springfield Police say Kimberly Brooks is the roommate you hope to never end up with; stealing and pawning the personal belongings of whoever has the misfortune of living with her.
“Three times in the past year she has stolen from the people she has been living with.” Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney says.
The first of those incidents happened on Island Pond Rd. Police say while her other roommates were out, Brooks stole several of their belongings.
“She went and pawned them, packed up her stuff and moved out.” Sgt. Delaney says.
The second incident was on Grayson Drive. Brooks stole a blank check intended for her new roommate’s son and forged the name on it. She cashed the check at the bank for $500.
Most recently, at yet another residency on Norfolk Street, Brooks observed her roommate taking money from a locked box he kept under his bed. Police say Brooks waited for him to leave one day, packed up her things, stole the locked box and left.
“A couple of days later she brought it here.” Sgt. Delaney says pointing to the Serv-U on St. James Avenue. “She had the locksmith open it saying it was hers. She took everything inside, money.. credit cards.”
Police say a fingerprint scan matched that of Kimberly Brooks. She’s wanted on a slew of charges including breaking and entering and larceny. If you know where Kimberly Brooks is or have any information, call the Springfield Police Department. Or text an anonymous tip to C-R-I-M-E-S.