A woman from Midvale made her initial appearance in 3rd District Court Monday after she allegedly stole a purse containing $7,000 in cash from a Wendover casino.
Yolanda Tsosie, 37, is charged with second-degree felony theft by receiving stolen property and misdemeanor possession of another’s identity documents.
At around 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Tooele County Dispatch contacted a Utah Highway Patrol trooper to report Wendover City police were looking for two individuals, a man and a woman, who stole a purse from a victim at the Montego Bay Hotel and Casino.
The purse contained personal identification, credit cards and $7,000 in cash, according to a probable cause statement. Wendover City police provided video and pictures of the incident and the individuals responsible, as well as the number of the bus the individuals were riding to Lake Point.
The UHP trooper located the designated bus at 6:35 p.m. in Lake Point, stopping it at the Flying J convenience store, the statement said. The trooper located the two individuals located on the bus and found a purple wallet wedged between the seats where they were sitting, which included the driver’s license and credit card of the victim.
The woman, identified as Tsosie, and man both enacted their right to remain silent after being transported to the Utah Highway Patrol office, the probable cause statement said. A search of their backpacks found a purse containing $6,620 in cash and Montego Bay player cards with the victim’s name were found inside. No charges were filed in 3rd District Court against the man identified in the probable cause statement as of press time.
On Monday, Tsosie made her initial appearance in 3rd District Court before Judge Matthew Bates. She was assigned a public defender and her bail was set at $10,000.