Public Safety

Complaint: Woman stole truck and drove it to Florida

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Police arrested a Cedar Rapids woman on a theft charge Thursday after she allegedly stole a truck and drove it to Florida.

According to the criminal complaint, Karen C. Hoffpauir, 40, stole a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck on Oct. 27, 2018 from the 2000 block of O Avenue NW. The complaint states investigators confirmed the theft using a text message exchange with Hoffpauir.

Police said Hoffpauir then drove the truck to Florida. She faces a charge of second-degree theft, a class-D felony.

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