LINN COUNTY, Mo. – A Brookfield woman is facing a number of stealing allegations after being accused of taking prescription medication from a residence in Purdin, Mo.

According to court records, Tricia Kauzlarich, 46, was charged in Linn County Circuit Court yesterday, January 30, 2018, with six counts of felony stealing a controlled substance.

A probable cause statement filed by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a couple living at the residence in Purdin reported several occasions where prescription medication was missing after Kauzlarich, was at their home.

On January 25, 2018, a still camera in a hallway caught Kauzlarich going into the restroom at the home. A video camera in the restroom shows two incidents of Kauzlarich taking medication from pill bottles belonging to the victims.

A warrant was issued and Kauzlarich’s bond has been set at $25,000. Future court dates are pending.


Correction: January 31, 2018, 7:00 a.m.- An earlier version of the story associated with this article misstated who the defendant and victims’ were in the alleged crime. The defendant is Tricia Kauzlarich.