DUBOIS – A DuBois woman accused of burglary for entering a store she used to work in, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Friday during centralized court.
Cortney Marie Mortimer, 35, is also charged with criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking as a result of her actions April 24 when she allegedly entered the Choice Cigarette Outlet in DuBois and removed money and other items.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police received a report about a burglary at the store the following morning.
Surveillance video footage showed a person entering the store after midnight. This person took cartons of cigarettes, lottery tickets, tobacco, milk and candy. The suspect appeared to know the combination to the safe and removed $700 in cash.
The manager told police the building had been entered by someone with a key and who knew the security code to turn off the alarm.
Even though the burglar hid her face from the security cameras, the manager identified her as Mortimer, who had previously worked at this store.
Mortimer’s bail was lowered from $50,000, monetary to $50,000, unsecured.