Deputies searching for Grinch who stole Christmas presents from multiple homes

(Courtesy the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.— Deputies in California said they were conducting a probation search when they discovered the woman’s Grinchy deeds.

Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office deputies told KSBV, they were searching the living room of 33-year-old Emily Faye Duncan when they observed a pile of wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree.

Deputies said the presents contained stolen property from multiple locations throughout the county including mail parcels that had packaging labels for other people.

According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, deputies recognized Duncan on a resident’s video that showed a woman stealing packages from a home.

Deputies are still searching for Duncan and a man who they said helped her steal the packages. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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