82-year-old woman charged in series of burglaries
TORRANCE (CNS) – An 82-year-old woman was charged today with eight felony counts for allegedly taking about $17,000 from various medical and dental offices in the South Bay between March and August.
Doris Ann Gamble — who has a string of burglary convictions dating back to 1983 — was scheduled to be arraigned today in Torrance Superior Court on seven counts of second-degree commercial burglary and one count of attempted commercial burglary.
Gamble, also known as Doris Thompson, is accused of hiding out until closing time and then pilfering from the offices’ cash drawers.
Torrance police arrested Gamble at an El Segundo motel on Thursday. She has remained jailed since then. Prosecutors planned to ask that her bail be set at $260,000. If convicted, she faces more than five years in county jail, according to the District Attorney’s Office.