A Winder woman with a prescription drug abuse problem pawned Christmas gifts intended for her children and then lied to police about it, a incident report said.
The woman, who police said was hospitalized Dec. 3 after threatening suicide in the Winder police station parking lot, had first told police she didn’t know what happened to a computer that went missing from her home and then said her step-brother had taken it, police said.
But the 24-year-old mother’s step-brother told police he had driven her to a pawn shop, and the shop’s owner confirmed she had pawned a new computer, vacuum cleaner and children’s toys Nov. 30, according to the incident report.
An arrest warrant for false report of a crime was issued for the mother. Her estranged husband, who first reported the items missing from the woman’s home, told police he planned to retrieve the children’s gifts from the pawn shop.