TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The woman responsible for stealing a 19-year-old’s car, insulin pump and other personal belongings has been identified by the Topeka Police Department.

According to TPD Lieutenant Manuel Munoz, the suspect has been identified as Jessica Dawn Riley-Perkins.

Riley-Perkins was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on the following charges:

  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Criminal use of a financial card

Tylynn Cross was hospitalized after she had her car stolen along with her insulin pump on Dec. 10, 2021, in the Lawrence Home Depot parking lot. Cross and her mother asked for help through a GoFundMe to help purchase a new pump after donated pumps didn’t work.

The Cross family noticed that Tylynn’s debit card was used at the Topeka Fat Shack, leading the Topeka Police Department to find video footage of Riley-Perkins at the location with a number of personal items belonging to Tylynn.

Police found and arrested Riley-Perkins on Dec. 22, 2021. She was previously arrested in another situation where she was pulled over in a stolen minivan with methamphetamine and two children in the car, according to TPD.