HARRISON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Police say that an EMS technician was the victim of a thief over the weekend, who was riding inside the ambulance she was working in.

Police say that on the afternoon of October 2, a Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services technician reported that her wallet was missing from her purse. She claimed that her purse was in the center console of the ambulance she was working in.

The employee reported that she was on the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian who was struck and killed. The accident occurred on Mullica Hill Road.

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She reported that a 25-year-old woman, the girlfriend of the deceased pedestrian, was given permission to ride along in the ambulance to grieve her boyfriend. She claimed that no one else had access to the ambulance before, or after the wallet went missing.

After an investigation, police arrested and charged the girlfriend of the deceased pedestrian with theft. Authorities identified her at Brittany Carulli, 25.

Police say Carulli admitted to police that she took the wallet from the ambulance.

The EMS technician’s belongings were recovered and returned to her, except for $120.

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