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CCPD: Arrest made in baby formula theft operation

By Staff | May 3, 2013

Jenny Fasching

The Cape Coral Police Department has arrested and charged a local woman in connection to the theft of baby formula from several stores over the last two months, according to officials.

Jenny Fasching, 31, of 1702 N.E. 12th Place, was charged with grand theft for stealing more than $13,000 worth of infant formula from area Publix and Walmart stores. From mid-March through late April, she would reportedly steal the infant formula, sometimes as much as $1,800 worth at a time, and then sell it on Internet Web sites, like Craigslist.

Detectives were able to identify Fasching via in-store surveillance video and developed probable cause for her arrest.

On Wednesday, detectives located Fasching at her parents’ home and took her into custody. She admitted to police that she indeed stole the infant formula and sold it to support a drug habit, according to officials.

Fasching is being held at the Lee County Jail without bond. She was previously arrested in Sarasota and Manatee counties for theft of infant formula.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department