BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.--Three women walked into the Boynton Beach Senior Center last week, stole a set of car keys and took off with an 87-year-old man's Hyundai Sonata, police said.
Now a 25-year-old woman faces a charge of grand theft auto after police found her behind the wheel of the stolen car Tuesday, police said.
Tasha Thomas, of Boynton Beach, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, according to the arrest report.
The car's owner, Richert Williams, told officers he was playing pool April 29 at the senior center at 1021 S. Federal Highway when his car keys were stolen, the report said. Three women walked in and took the keys to his 2005 white Sonata from a table in the lobby, he said.
Surveillance video at the scene shows three women get into his car and drive off, according to the report.
Detectives spotted the stolen car five days later on Boynton Beach Boulevard and stopped it. Police say Thomas, who was driving, blurted that she knew she was in trouble because she was driving a stolen car.
Thomas was arrested, and the four passengers in her car at that time were released after questioning.
Reported by: Alexia Campbell, Sun Sentinel
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