An 82-year-old California woman is accused of stealing approximately $17,000 from doctors’ offices.
Doris Ann Gamble visited several medical centers between March and August. Torrance police officials said Gamble swindled the medical staff by hiding out in the offices until they closed and went through the cash drawers.
Gamble was jailed for a prior conviction of the same crime in 2010 and was released later that year.
As local police began to see the trend of commercial burglaries return they started investigating. Detectives said that they spotted a “distinctive elderly female with spiky gray hair in the lobby” on one of the medical office’s surveillance videos. They later tracked Gamble down to a motel where she was recently living.