Police find stolen cash under Miami woman's wig

10:05 AM, Apr 6, 2011   |    comments
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HOLLYWOOD, Florida (AP) -- A 20-year-old woman is accused of stealing more than $1,600 in cash from a man staying at a beach-side hotel, and hiding it under her wig.

Police officers stopped Esther Armbrister on Hollywood Beach Monday after the victim told them she had stolen the money from his shorts pocket.

Mug Shot Gallery: Esther Armbrister's previous arrests

Armbrister turned out her pockets to show officers she didn't have the cash. Then, she showed an officer she wasn't hiding the money in her bra. But the officer noticed something unusual about Armbrister's glued-on wig. When it was removed, officers found 15 $100 bills and six $20 bills.

She was arrested on charges of grand theft and resisting an officer without violence. Armbrister is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail. No attorney was listed for her.

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