A woman accused of stealing and selling dozens of county iPhones and iPads found herself on the other side of a felony theft accusation Sunday when she awoke to find an intruder in her home who allegedly fled with -- what else -- her iPhone.
Key West police were dispatched Sunday to former Monroe County employee Lisa Druckemiller's home in Stadium Mobile Home Park on a reported burglary. According to a police report, Druckemiller told officers she was sleeping on her couch and awoke to find a neighbor inside her mobile home. "What the hell?" she reportedly asked the intruder.
After the man, whom Druckemiller recognized, ran out, she realized her Apple iPhone was missing, the report states.
Druckemiller is the former county technical services director accused of stealing 52 county iPhones and iPads and selling them to county employees and others. Last week, she pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of scheming to defraud and dealing in stolen property, though one of her attorneys indicated a plea deal is in the works.
Druckemiller declined to comment about Sunday's theft.
Police later tracked down the suspect in that case, 18-year-old Frank Noguera. When questioned, Noguera told officers he took the phone and that it was in his right pocket, police said. He reportedly admitted to officers that he was in Druckemiller's home and took her phone.
Police said Noguera told them he "lost his cellphone the night before and needed a new one," according to the report.
Officers said they found a Blackberry cellphone in Noguera's other pocket. Investigators reportedly tracked down that phone's owner, who told officers it had been stolen from his home.
Noguera was charged with felony grand theft and burglary and booked into county jail.
Druckemiller is accused of stealing county-owned iPads and iPods valued at $23,000 between August 2010 and February 2012. She was arrested July 17, and is free on $30,000 bail.
The State Attorney's Office says it was able to track down most of the stolen equipment.