Texas Woman Who Stole Foster Kids’ Christmas Gifts Sentenced

LONGVIEW (October 24,2012)—Sarah Marie Adams, 47, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of burglaries in East Texas, including the theft of Christmas gifts set aside for foster children.

Adams was sentenced to eight years for the Christmas gift burglary late last year, 10 years for burglarizing a home in May and two years for burglarizing a building in April.

Adams and a co-defendant were accused weeks before last Christmas of breaking the lock on a storage unit for the Gregg County Child Welfare Board.

Many of the Christmas gifts stolen were found in January after they had been sold.

The co-defendant, Rachel Bradley, is scheduled for trial in November.

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