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Petaluma mom arrested in thefts from preschool teachers

A Petaluma mom suspected of stealing wallets, money and checks from her child's preschool teachers was in custody Monday, a Sonoma County sheriff's sergeant reported.

Deputies arrested Starrlynn Martin, 32, Monday morning at her Petaluma apartment, Sgt. Mike Raasch said.

The Stars Preschool teachers first found things missing Oct. 1, from their purses, which are typically kept in the classroom.

One was missing a wallet and the other was missing $60 in cash.

The teacher with the missing wallet initially thought she'd misplaced it but then discovered someone used two of her checks at Petaluma grocery stores, Raasch said.

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