BARNSTABLE (CBS) — A Cape Cod woman who spent Christmas day in jail is free on bail.

Accused Christmas Grinch Janice Tully was ordered held on $500 cash bail at her arraignment Thursday.

Tully wished the judge a “Merry Christmas” before posting bail and walking out of the courthouse.

On Christmas Eve, police say 49-year-old Tully gave neighbors a ride to pick up donated toys for their five children at the Barnstable Police Department and the Independence House.

The victims say Tully abruptly left the Independence House without them after filling her trunk with approximately $500 worth of toys. The victims were stranded and had to take a taxi home.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

When Tully returned home, she told her neighbors the toys were gone.

Tully was charged with Felony Larceny of Property over $25.

Police were able to make sure the toys were replaced in time for Christmas.


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