Charges: Pizza delivery leads cops to pregnant thief

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- A pregnant thief used a stolen debit card to get some pizzas delivered to a house she broke into, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court. It turned out to be a pretty bad decision.

A University Place man called police July 27 to report that someone had stolen a camera bag, a briefcase and his wife's purse out of his car.

Two days later, the victim's wife was notified that someone had used her stolen debit card to order $25 worth of Domino's Pizza to be delivered to a house in the 5200 block of 95th Avenue Court West.

University Place Police Department officers arrived at the house to find it unlocked and empty. Contacted by phone, the homeowner told officers the house had been vacant for months.

Officers determined whoever had ordered the pizzas had gotten into the vacant house through a downstairs window.

According to the charging documents, the delivery driver remembered a pregnant woman signing for the pizzas. And, a neighbor told officers they saw a pregnant woman with a light-colored Suburban at the house.

Police eventually identified the pregnant suspect as 28-year-old Sarah Schroeder. According to the charging documents, she was found inside the Suburban, which had been reported stolen, and arrested Wednesday.

Schroeder has been charged with identity theft and forgery.

Maybe next time she'll just pick up some DiGiorno.