More details have emerged about "Bonnie" — a federal parolee who is accused of a Walnut Creek crime spree sans "Clyde" — with charges so far of possession of stolen property and burglary.
Philly.com reported Thursday night: "The former Drexel University student with a penchant for Olympic pole-vaulting tales and romantic horseback rides on the beach — yes, Jocelyn Kirsch — was arrested this month in California for shoplifting and other crimes." Kirsch and Anderton were convicted of serial identity thefts in the Philadelphia area half a decade ago in order to finance a lavish lifestyle with trips to Paris and beach resorts. The details came out at trial and made "Bonnie and Clyde" noir darlings of the Philadelphia media.
In Walnut Creek, Philly.com reported, the new charges violate "her federal probation, and she again may have to face a federal judge and possibly go back to jail. It's unclear which jurisdiction — Northern California or Philadelphia — would hold that hearing and when it would be held … Stephen R. Kahn, a Los Angeles attorney who has represented Kirsch in other skirmishes with California law and in this one, told the Daily News Thursday that his client was 'innocent.'
"Kirsch, 26, whose arrest was first reported by Walnut Creek Patch.com, was purported to have sticky fingers in the high-end Nordstrom department store as well as a Banana Republic, both located in the Broadway Plaza." Walnut Creek Police Lt. Steve Gorski told Philly.com that investigators were looking into multiple incidents involving Kirsch at Walnut Creek stores June 17.
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Anderton was released in September 2011 from his halfway house in Seattle.
Kirsch was released last November from a halfway house in Sacramento.
Philly.com reported in December that Kirsch was working at Athleta, a store on Fillmore Street, San Francisco, that specializes in athletic and yoga fashion wear for women. She was reportedly fired after reporters informed Athleta about Kirsch's conviction in schemes to swipe people's credit cards.