Woman Wanted For Thefts In Multiple States Arrested In Aiken

Photo of Jannette Renia Douglas, who is facing several felony charges in connection to thefts in multiple states. (Courtesy: Augusta University Public Safety Division)

***UPDATED at 4:20 P.M. on Wednesday, January 20th***

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – According to a spokesperson for the Augusta University’s Public Safety Division, a woman wanted for thefts in multiple states has been captured.

The woman was wanted in connection to thefts from Raleigh, North Carolina to Augusta.

On Tuesday, the call went out for people to be on the lookout for the woman. According to the spokesperson, the woman, who has been identified as Jannette Renia Douglas, was in jail before the day was up.

It turns out that Douglas had been arrested by the USC Aiken Public Safety Department on the school’s campus. Officers saw posts about her being wanted and contacted the Augusta University Public Safety Division.

Augusta University investigators, along with a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigator, questioned Douglas Wednesday. The spokesperson says Douglas will be facing several felony charges.

Douglas reportedly admitted to focusing her activities in hospitals and on campuses. She would reportedly take the credit cards and leave the personal items, ID cards, driver’s licenses and keys where they would be found and hopefully returned.

Douglas reportedly told investigators that those items were personal and she did not like stealing them. The money would be returned to the victim from the bank then no one was hurt. She told investigators she was just trying to pay her bills.


***POSTED at 2:47 P.M. on Tuesday, January 19th***

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – – The Augusta University Police Department is looking for a woman they say is wanted in connection to a theft.

Photo of a woman wanted in connection to a theft in Augusta, Georgia. (Credit: Augusta University Police Department)
Photo of a woman wanted in connection to a theft in Augusta, Georgia. (Credit: Augusta University Police Department)

Officials say they want to question her about the theft.

Details are limited on the case.

Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to call the Augusta University Police Department at 706-721-2911.

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