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$150K bond for woman charged with stealing credit cards from school

One of two women accused of going on a shopping spree after stealing credit cards from a North Side school earlier this month has been ordered held on a $150,000 bond.

Kizzie Cunningham, 37, was arrested Sunday afternoon after police received several tips from the public. Authorities had released a surveillance photo of her at a Jewel located at 2940 N. Ashland about three weeks ago, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Cunningham and another woman — who remains at large — pretended they were enrolling a child at Audubon School at 3500 N. Hoyne on April 1, police said. During the visit, they went inside two classrooms and stole teachers’ wallets, police said.

The pair then bought $145 worth of items from the Jewel using credit cards from the wallets. They also went on a shopping spree at other area stores, police said.

Cunningham, of the 600 block of North Pine, was charged with one count each of felony burglary and felony burglary from a school, police said.

She was ordered held on a $150,000 bond at a hearing Monday, court records show. She will next appear in court May 4 for a preliminary hearing.

Detectives still need help finding the other suspect.

She is described black woman in her 40s, about 5-foot-6 and 180-200 pounds with long brown hair, police said. She is known to go by the name “Dawn.”

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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