10/2/2013 6:00:00 AM Paulden Neighbor allegedly stole water cooler full of coins
Courtesy the Daily Courier
A Paulden woman was arrested for burglary after she initially called police about her neighbor.
On Sept. 17, Erica Miller, 36, of Paulden contacted police regarding her neighbor who she said was harassing her about stealing a water cooler bottle full of coins. According to the report, when police contacted Miller's neighbor, he insisted that Miller stole the coins.
The neighbor told officers that he allowed Miller to graze her horses on his property in exchange for housecleaning services, the report read.
The neighbor told Miller that he was leaving for a few days, but she could visit the property to check on her horses, police said. The neighbor noticed the missing bottle of coins after returning from his trip.
On Sept. 18, Miller tried to exchange the coins for paper currency at the Paulden Pink Store on Highway 89, police said. The clerk denied her request, but allowed Miller to use some of the coins to purchase gas. Later that day, Miller attempted to exchange the coins at the store a second time and was given $280 for the rolled coins.
Review of the store's video showed Miller and the bottle of coins, police said.
Police arrested Miller on Sept. 22 on suspicion of burglary and theft. She was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on $5,000 bond.