Hoover police investigation leads to theft arrest

Published 2:29 pm Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Hoover police investigation led to the arrest of a Birmingham woman Sept. 28 after officers discovered the suspect had falsely reported a robbery to cover up her crime.

According to police, 26-year-old Tiffini Michae Ross on Sept. 22 falsely reported a burglary in the parking lot of Wachovia Bank on John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover. During the false report, Ross told police someone robbed her in the parking lot and stole money she was about to deposit for her employer.

Ross told officers the robber stole about $21,845. However, police said they later discovered Ross had stolen the money and falsified the robbery report to cover her theft.

“She was charged with theft for stealing that $21,845 that she was supposed to deposit for her employer,” said Hoover Police Capt. Jim Coker. “She was also charged with making a false report to police.

“We want to get the word out that falsely reporting a crime is a crime,” Coker added.

Ross was taken into custody Sept. 28 after she turned herself in at the Jefferson County Jail. As of Sept. 29, Ross had been released on a $3,800 bond.