Vancouver woman held as suspect in theft case

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Police arrested a Vancouver woman in connection with a string of thefts from elderly residents.

Christina L. Higdon, 40, was arrested Tuesday after a Vancouver Police Department sergeant recognized her as a possible suspect.

After she was taken into custody and interviewed, she was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of three counts of third-degree theft, possession of methamphetamine, two outstanding felony warrants and two misdemeanor warrants.

In the past month and a half, a woman would allegedly knock on a victim’s door and asked to use a phone. When she left, residents would find their purse or money missing. Most victims were in their 70s or 80s.

Police are continuing to investigate the thefts.

Hidgon’s criminal history in Clark County District and Superior courts dates back to 1998. In 2011, she pleaded guilty to first-degree theft.