IGH Woman Charged With Burglary From Walmart and Theft From Son's Girlfriend

Kathleen Ann Letourneau, 40, is facing as much as 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for second-degree burglary.

A 40-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman has been charged with multiple felonies after police say she stole 20 DVDs and an IPad 2 from the home of her son's girlfriend and racked up almost $4,000 in stolen electronics from the Walmart store in Hastings. 

According to a Dakota County criminal complaint, Kathleen Ann Letourneau admitted to Inver Grove Heights police she stole the DVDs and IPad after dropping off her son and his girlfriend at her house. 

Letourneau told police she stole the keys to the alleged victim’s home while the victim’s daughter was spending time with her son. She further admitted to using the keys to gain access to the residence.

According to a second criminal complaint, Letourneau was caught on Walmart surveillance cameras stealing the following items from the Hastings store on the corresponding dates:

  • 2 sound bars for a home theatre system (April 20)
  • 1 40-inch Sony television and 2 laptop computers (May 11)
  • 2 laptop computers (May 20)

Letourneau was officially charged with second-degree burglary of a dwelling and one count of felony theft from the Walmart heist. 

The burglary charge comes with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine; the theft charge could get Letourneau up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. 

Diane Baum July 05, 2012 at 01:39 PM
How can she even look her son in the face again after that? Mother of the Year? NOT! I don't know, maybe I am from the world of Wally and the Beav....but parents should set the example for the kids. Lately I have seen the opposite. And that is what is so sad. :(
Kathee July 05, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I'm embarrassed for her son. What is wrong with some people??
Samantha Buck October 07, 2012 at 12:48 AM
No ones perfect and my mom is far from it. But you can live your life and keep setting an example for your children. Life wasn't horrible having her as a mom. She wasn't always like this... but some people change due to life changing events. Something happened to my mom that she wouldn't even discuss with me and she was my best friend. I don't agree with a single thing she's done but she is my mom and i lo ve her all the same. All I want you guys to know is it's really easy to judge when your not in the same people's shoes. I don't blame you either for thinking badly of her. All i can say is my mom isn't healthy; she's extremely sick. She needs help and judgement isn't going to do anything but make things worse.
Alicia December 01, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Samantha, I was looking online to find out who your mother was because I received something in the mail from the Scott County Attorney saying that I had been swindled by her for $25. Anyway, I was reading the comments above as well as yours. Thank you for your thoughts. So many people chime in and judge, perhaps justifiable so, but what's important here is to remember that this is a person & a mom, beyond the crimes. The crimes & getting caught will hopefully result in some kind of mental help. Im sorry for loss & I hope someday your mom will return to the one that was your best friend.


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