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Palm Beach police charge West Palm Beach woman with grand theft auto


A West Palm Beach woman was charged with grand theft auto earlier this month after police say they found her driving a stolen car, according to a Palm Beach police report.

Police were notified at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 that the Flagler Memorial Bridge license plate reader had detected a reported stolen vehicle driving onto the island, according to the police report. Officers found Jessica Finizio, 30, in the 300 block of Pendelton Avenue getting out of a newer model blue Nissan Altima, according to an arrest report.

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After hearing that the estimated $17,000 car had been reported stolen, Finizio told officers that a friend had loaned her the car, according to the report.

In addition to felony grand theft, Finizio was charged with driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor. She was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Dec. 9 after posting $3,000 bail.

In 2011, Finizio was convicted of driving under the influence and causing injury to another person after she hit a marked sheriff’s deputy’s car, according to the police report from the incident. She was also found guilty of DUI in 2014, records show. In that case, her license was suspended for five years and she spent 45 days in jail, according to court records.



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