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Woman's $688 taxi ride leads to felony theft charges

From staff reports

A taxi ride has landed an Iowa woman in court.

Justine Yvette Buffalocalf, 27, is charged with two felony counts of theft for allegedly not paying her taxi fare -- $688.

The criminal complaint says she hired a taxi in Council Bluffs on Sunday and got a ride to Rochester, but then didn't have the money to pay the bill. The cab driver called authorities. Now, she is to appear in Olmsted District Court on Sept. 27.

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