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Cops: Arizona Woman Used Stun Gun To Rob Victim Of Diamond Ring

Linda Falk (Credit: Chicago Police)

Linda Falk (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – An Arizona woman was arrested after allegedly using a stun gun on a Chicago woman 15 times, to help the victim’s daughter rob her mother of a $40,000, 3.5-carat diamond engagement ring in October.

Linda Falk, 55, of Surprise, AZ, was charged with one felony count of armed robbery, according to police.

Prosecutors said 36-year-old Julie P. Franck, of the 2900 block of North Central Park Avenue, wore a ski mask so her mother wouldn’t recognize her during the Oct. 9 attack in the 1700 block of North Marshfield Avenue.

But a witness pulled the ski mask off. And prosecutors also said a second suspect shot the victim with a stun gun about 15 times, before driving off in a Smart Car.

Franck was arrested and charged with armed robbery. She’s also accused in police reports of stealing credit and debit cards, and $200 in cash from her mother. She is being held on a $300,000 bond.

Falk is expected in bond court on Monday.

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