A 27-year-old Vilonia woman was charged with breaking and entering after admitting to breaking into her former neighbor's vehicle and taking holiday cards out of mailboxes on Christmas Day.
The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office was first alerted of a suspicious person driving east on Liberty Road. The caller informed authorities that the suspect, later identified as Kali Burbridge, was driving a green Ford Mustang and "going through mailboxes and taking mail," according to a probable cause affidavit.
Deputies located the suspect vehicle in the 200 block of Liberty Road. While speaking with Burbridge, one deputy noted "an abundance of mail in the front passenger floor board."
Burbridge told the deputy she stopped in front of the house so she could pull up directions on her phone.
Burbridge "stated to me the GPS on her phone lost service and she was trying to get it pulled back up," the deputy's report reads.
The deputy confronted Burbridge about the calls made to FCSO regarding a suspicious driver in a green Ford Mustang looking through mailboxes in the area and she admitted "to going through multiple mailboxes."
Burbridge said she went through the mailboxes looking for Christmas cards that may have money to help provide for her family, according to the deputy's report.
"Ms. Burbridge was hesitant to explain to me the reasoning for the abundance of mail in the front passenger's floor board," the report reads. "She admitted to going through multiple mailboxes. She stated she was in a bad place financially and was trying to get money in order to support her child."
While searching Burbridge's vehicle, FCSO also located two stolen credit cards.
Burbridge said one of the cards came from a purse she found at Walmart. The other she stole on Christmas Eve while breaking into vehicles at an apartment complex on Rich Smith Lane.
Deputies found mail from 26 residences inside Burbridge's vehicle.
Burbridge said she was looking for money, noting she recently lost her job and needed money.
"She admitted to mainly showing interest in finding Christmas cards in the mailboxes with the hopes of finding money in them," one deputy wrote in his report.
Burbridge was charged with breaking end entering, a Class D felony, after being questioned by authorities.
She is set to appear at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 in Faulkner County Circuit Court for a plea and arraignment hearing.