JUST IN: Crime Stoppers tips lead to alleged Royal Palm thief’s arrest


More than a month after surveillance photos circulated of Antisha Brown and her now-deceased girlfriend allegedly using stolen credit cards at Walmarts across Palm Beach County, the 23-year-old woman has been arrested on burglary, theft and fraud charges, records show.

Brown, who was arrested Thursday, is suspected in a string of car break-ins Oct. 31 at Royal Palm Beach’s Counter Point Estates development, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records. Authorities say she used credit cards stolen in the break-ins to make hundreds of dollars in purchases.

She was being held Tuesday morning in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $24,000 bond. Authorities filed more burglary, fraud and theft charges against Brown on Tuesday, court records show, in a Nov. 25 incident. The details of those alleged crimes were not immediately available.

In the last year Brown has spent time in jail for several battery-related offenses, court records show.

Nearly a dozen anonymous tips came in through Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County identifying the women in surveillance photos as Brown and her girlfriend, 21-year-old Liane Gibson, records state.

By then, though, Gibson had drowned in a retention pond at Riviera Beach’s Indian Trace Apartments fleeing from a confrontation with at least one other woman late Nov. 10. Riviera Beach police ruled her death an accident and do not expect to file charges in her death.

Records indicate that had Gibson survived, she would have faced multiple burglary and theft charges in the Oct. 31 incidents as well.

MORE: Fight before Riviera drowning stemmed from dispute involving tot

Gibson had been out of the jail on a surety bond in unrelated burglary cases when she died, records show. Those charges have since been dropped, according to court records. She does not appear to have faced any other criminal charges in Palm Beach County.

Gibson, Brown and a 17-year-old had been taken into custody early Nov. 9 after Riviera Beach police reportedly caught them speeding in a stolen car, topping 50 mph in a school zone.

The teen and Gibson were arrested but Brown was let go, records show.

While in custody, Gibson reportedly admitted to burglaries across the county. When sheriff’s deputies asked her about allegedly stolen cigarettes, soda and candy in the car, she laughed and said, “Yeah, that was me. I got kids to feed.”

Brown told The Post last month the confrontation at the Riviera Beach apartment complex Nov. 10 stemmed from a fight over her toddler. Gibson was supposed to go head-to-head with a woman who Brown said was posting inappropriate comments and pictures about her 2-year-old son on social media.

But when they — Brown, Gibson and Gibson’s teenage relative — arrived late Nov. 10 at the complex off North Military Trail south of the Beeline Highway, they were outnumbered, according to Brown, who claimed the woman Brown was supposed to fight pulled a gun.

That woman, whom The Post is not naming because she does not face charges in the incident, told police she was visiting a friend in the apartment complex when Gibson, her relative and Brown attacked her. She said she had an issue with Brown and Gibson because they allegedly posted a naked photo of her online.

Gibson and her relative ran from the complex, records state, toward the pool and into the retention pond.

The teen told police when they made it halfway across the lake, Gibson began sinking and she couldn’t hold on to her any longer.

The teen made it to the other side of the water. Gibson never resurfaced.

“Dangerous conditions,” such as the darkness and depth of the pond, hindered authorities’ initial hour-long search that night, police said.

Investigators found Gibson’s body in the pond at about 10:30 the next morning.

Staff writer Hannah Winston contributed to this story.



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