Lehigh Valley

Santa Valentin jailed for stealing $20,000

She took the cash from E-Z Cash in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Fifty-one-year-old Santa Marta Valentin has been arrested for stealing $20,000 from E-Z Cash in Allentown.

The theft occurred at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the business, which is located at 205 N. 6th St. in the city and offers check cashing, Moneygrams and other services.

It was discovered Saturday afternoon, when Allentown police were called.

Surveillance footage in the business showed Valentin taking the money.

A man who worked in the business recognized her as a past customer.

Valentin has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

She has been committed to Lehigh County Prison, with bail set at $35,000.

The defendant has no current home address, according to police.


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