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Retirement Community Hairdresser Burglarized Residents' Apartments, Police Say

Town and Country Police said the woman stole a master key and used it to steal $85,400 in items from at least seven apartments.

*The following information was supplied by Town and Country police in court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest or charges were made.

A hairdresser for a retirement community was charged Wednesday with burglarizing seven apartments, stealing items valued at a total of $85,487.

Town and Country Police stated Kerri D. Spink, 39, of Imperial, stole a master key to rooms at the Garden Villas Retirement Community, 13590 South Outer 40 Road in Town and Country.

Police said between Sept. 27 and Nov. 12, 2011, Spink used the key to enter seven apartments and steal items that included jewelry, Sterling silver, collectible coins and cash.

Spink was charged Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court with one count of first degree burglary, six counts of second-degree burglary and three counts of felony stealing. Spink also is suspected of removing a necklace from one victim while styling her hair, according to a news release.

During one of the burglaries, Spink entered an apartment where the resident was home, police said. She left without taking anything from that apartment, according to a police report.

Police said that jewelry valued at $50,620 has been recovered.

Bail was set at $50,000 for Spink.

For more crime information on Town and Country-Manchester Patch, see the following articles:

  • Manchester Man Charged With Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Girl
  • Former Nursing Home Worker Charged With Stealing From Residents
jimmiebigballs December 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Didn't they have some one else recently do the same thing at Delmar Gardens? I think they are suppose to do back ground checks but that is a large place with lots of employees.
Gabrielle Biondo December 18, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Yes - here is the previous article: http://bit.ly/ZgM7jo
karlota December 22, 2012 at 06:59 PM
this is only a part of the story. the whole truth didnt come out. Good reporters should check their facts before they print. This could truel hurt someone trying to help.
karlota December 22, 2012 at 07:02 PM
no charges are made yet. there is more to the story

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