Woman charged with theft of violin

Allisha Reyes, 20, accused of playing, not paying for instrument

By Katrina Webber - Crime Fighters Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - A 20-year-old woman faces a criminal charge of theft in a case that involves a violin she rented from, but never returned to a San Antonio music store.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that Allisha Reyes used a credit card to rent the instrument from Alamo City Strings in April.

However, it stated the business contacted San Antonio police in July, stating Reyes never returned it and that they had not been paid for the rental.

The affidavit stated the business was unable to charge Reyes' credit card, and employees were unable to contact her as well.

At some time later, Reyes provided a different credit card number, but that one did not work either, according to the affidavit.

Police said they discovered that the violin had been sold at a pawn shop.

When detectives questioned Reyes, they said she told them she had left it in a car that had been repossessed, the affidavit stated.

But detectives said she confessed after they told her they had evidence of the pawnshop sale.

Police said Reyes told them she lied at first because she was already on probation in another theft case, the affidavit stated.

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