Newlyweds speak after accused wedding thief turns herself in
WHNT / Florence Police
On Friday, Florence police discussed a case involving a woman wanted for around a dozen wedding crasher thefts.

via WHNT:

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) -- On Friday, Florence Police discussed a case involving a woman wanted for about a dozen wedding-crasher thefts.

Police said they arrested Sandra Lynn Henson after she turned herself in on Thursday. Henson faces charges of third-degree theft of property and fourth-degree theft of property.

With several tips, Florence police identified and talked on the phone to Henson, to get her version of what happened when she was spotted at several weddings around Florence in June.

"I've been contacted by 12 people at 12 weddings in Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi," said Florence Police Detective Josh Hein.

Newlyweds and families told police they saw Henson walking through their receptions, helping herself to gift envelopes and money from purses in the wedding party changing rooms.

"None of the checks or gift cards she took have been used," Det. Hein said.

Henson turned herself in to Florence Police on Thursday. She now faces two theft charges, and a warrant from a wedding in Limestone County, where a couple says she paid an uninvited visit in March.

The victims are miles apart, but they agree on a few factors. They doubt they'll ever see a dime returned. They credited the arrest to "a multitude of tips generated by extensive local and national media coverage."

Henson paid a $2,500 bond and was released from Lauderdale County Detention Center.

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