Accused purse thief arrested

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Police identified and arrested a woman accused of stealing a purse with thousands of dollars in it.

Barbourville police arrested 24-year-old Julie Osbourne of London.

Police say Saturday night, surveillance video caught her stealing an employee's purse at the shell station on 25E in Barbourville.

The purse had $3,000 in it. Police say the employee had just cashed her income tax return check.

Police say they recovered $1,201 on Wednesday.

Osbourne faces theft charges.

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