Police: Stranded woman stole $253 from Good Samaritan who offered ride

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A woman has been charged with stealing $253 from a man who gave her a ride when she was drunk and stranded on a western Pennsylvania highway.

Heidi Corey, 22, faces a preliminary hearing on Sept. 23 on a charge of theft.

State police said a man was driving on U.S. Route 22 when he picked up Corey, about midnight July 28, when he saw her crying and visibly drunk.

Corey told the man her friends had taken away her car keys so she couldn't drive home, so Corey offered her a ride but stopped for gas on the way.

According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, that's when police said Corey took a bank bag from the man's vehicle containing money and checks and ran away.