The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office recovered a large amount of stolen property Tuesday, July 29 following an investigation.

Arrested was 47-year-old Jacqueline Janine Coulon of 406 North Corso Street in Washington.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Captain Megan Vizena said,

“There had been a vehicle burglary report filed with our office on July 29 at approximately 5:00am from a victim who was staying at the Cardinal Inn off of Hwy. 190 in Opelousas. The victim told detectives that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle during the night. The purse contained over $12,000 in cash. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify three persons of interest.”

Vizena adds that with the help of the Washington Police Department they interviewed Coulon.  Vizena says the woman admitted her part in the burglary.

More arrests are expected in connection with this case.

Coulon is currently being held at the St. Landry Parish Jail facing charges of principal to simple burglary of a vehicle and felony theft with a $8,000 bond.