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UNION GROVE — A Kenosha woman is facing charges after allegedly breaking into her former employer’s business and stealing money.

Christina M. Holman, 39, of the 6400 block of 37th Avenue, is charged with felony burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor charges of theft and attempted burglary of a building or dwelling.

According to the criminal complaint:

A Racine County Sheriff’s Office investigator was assigned to do follow-up work regarding a suspected burglary between Aug. 24-27, at Melby Chiropractic Clinic, 1208 Main St., Union Grove. Someone entered the business and stole $166 from the money drawer.

Clinic owners believed it was a former employee who had entered the business with a spare key that was hidden outside. They key, the owner said, was not in an obviously place and would only be known by employees.

Holman was named as a potential suspect after employees and owners said she was fired for “poor job performance” on Jan. 28, 2018, after five years employment with the clinic. Holman called a few weeks before the burglary about returning as a client. The owner said she could not, as there may be a conflict. The owner also said Holman was “hurting financially” and had once been given a $1,000 loan, which he forgave after she paid back $300 to $400.

A tenant living nearby reported seeing Holman and a male trying to break into the business on Sept. 17. Although initially denying it, Holman’s boyfriend told investigators that she admitted to taking $166.

GPS coordinates taken from Holman’s phone allegedly placed her in the location during the burglary.

As of Friday afternoon, Holman remained in custody on a $500 cash bond, online records show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 20 at the Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.

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