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Woman turns herself in for ATM theft

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A member of the public identified Jacqueline Kaufman of Prescott Valley from an ATM security image.

Courtesy photo<br> A member of the public identified Jacqueline Kaufman of Prescott Valley from an ATM security image.

The Prescott Valley police said a woman told them she was involved in a May 18 credit card theft after her photo was shown in the media.

A community member told police the woman in the photo was Jacqueline Kaufman, 33, of Prescott Valley.

After being identified, Kaufman voluntarily came to the Prescott Valley Police Operations building and told police she was involved in the offense, said Sgt. Brandon Bonney, spokesman for the Prescott Valley Police Department.

Investigators learned that when Kaufman went to use the ATM at Compass Bank, she found a card in the machine that someone had forgotten, and withdrew $400 from that person's account, Bonney said.

Kaufman faces charges of theft, Bonney said.

"If you come across lost property, by law you must make a reasonable attempt to locate the owner," Bonney said.

In this case, the suspect should have given the card to bank personnel, dropped it in the night drop, or brought it to the police station, Bonney said.