Hollywood theft suspect hid cash under her wig, police sayhttp://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/hollywood/fl-hollywood-wigged-thief-20110405,0,1904033.story
By Sofia Santana, Sun Sentinel
9:21 p.m. EDT, April 5, 2011
Hollywood police say one theft suspect really used her noggin — but not in a good way.
Officers stopped Esther Armbrister, 20, of Miami, on Monday afternoon outside the Westin Diplomat Hotel on Hollywood beach after a man who had been staying there accused her of stealing more than $1,600 in cash from his shorts pocket.
In denying the theft accusation, Armbrister turned out her pants pockets and also showed an officer she wasn't hiding anything in her bra, police said.
An officer did, however, find something peculiar about Armbrister's glued-on wig and upon removing it discovered 15 $100 bills and six $20 bills that had been hidden underneath, police said.
Officers arrested Armbrister, and she later confessed to the crime, according to a police report of the incident.
Armbrister remained in a Broward jail Tuesday night, without bond, on charges of grand theft and resisting an officer without violence.