An elderly Naperville woman faces two counts of misdemeanor theft after she was seen grabbing three antique dolls and an antique teddy bear during an collectible toy and doll show Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 on the West Side.
Ellen Alex Raftis, 82, of the 300 block of Westbrook Circle, Naperville, was charged at 4:35 p.m. at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, with two counts of theft.
Police arrived at the fairgrounds to learn that Raftis had stolen three antique dolls and a teddy bear from separate vendors while making her way through the Antique-Collectible Toy and Doll Show that was under way.
Two vendors agreed not to press charges once their merchandise was returned, according to the report. But two other vendors pressed charges for the theft of one doll priced at $995 and another valued at $395.
Police contacted the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office felony hot line, but prosecutors authorized misdemeanor charges against Raftis. Police said the woman has no criminal history.
She was released on her own recognizance pending a Dec. 11, 2013 court appearance.
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