Tallahassee woman arrested for thefts at Mission San Luis

Tallahassee woman arrested for thefts at Mission San Luis gift shop
Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 08:06:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman hired for cleaning services at Mission San Luis museum has been charged with burglary after she was caught on video taking items from the gift shop.

Clara D. Jackson, 53, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Thursday and released Friday on $5,500 bond.

On July 23, security video at the gift shop shows Jackson climbing between a halfway lowered metal security gate and over the checkout counter for the gift shop, according to a probable cause affidavit.

She then lowered herself to the floor and entered the shopping area of the gift shop. Video showed Jackson approaching a jewelry display case, where she can be seen picking up what appears to be necklaces. She then placed an unknown item in her left front pocket.

At a water cooler, Jackson removed another item, the court document said, and took what appeared to be a food item from a display basket next to the cooler before leaving the gift shop through a back door.

She was contracted to do custodial/cleaning services there through a company, Cohesive Enterprise, court documents show.

Another security video shows Jackson taking items from the gift shop on July 16. On that occasion, document say she was seen removing bracelets, trinkets and snacks. 

She faces charges of burglary of a structure while unarmed, petit theft first-degree for taking property valued at less than $300, and first offense petit theft.

The items taken by Jackson on the different dates are listed:

July 16, 2018:

  • (3) Pin - Small Pocket Angel: $24.00
  • (1) Earring/Bracelet: $15.00
  • (5) Snack - Large: $4.65
  • Total: $43.65

July 23, 2018:

  • (1) Full rosary - Enjoy Jewelry: $50.00
  • (1) Bracelet/Rosary - Enjoy Jewelry: $25.00
  • (4) Snack - Large: $3.72
  • (1) Earring - Mexico Silver: $34.99
  • (1) Drink - Soda /Flavor Water: $2.33
  • Total: $116.04