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Ex-Mrs. America Scammed Macy's Out of $5,000: Cops

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A former Mrs. America has been charged with swindling Macy's out of $5,000, prosecutors say.

Jennifer Kline, who was crowned Mrs. America 1989, has been charged with scamming $5,000 from Macy’s locations in her home state of Minnesota by putting tags from recently purchased clothes on old garments.

According a statement from the Hennepin County Attorney, a Macy's asset protection detective reported that Kline, 50, purchased $2,884 worth of designer clothes from a location in the town of Southdale.

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The next day, authorities say Kline purchased another $2,906 worth of clothing from the same store.

A store detective was notified after Kline made two returns on November 11 and November 30 and was refunded $5,501.

Prosecutors say the detective discovered the returned clothes appeared dirty or worn but had the tags and labels of the recently purchased clothing.

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Edina Police executed a search warrant at Kline’s home and recovered 24 items of clothing purchased on Nov. 5 and 6 and supposedly returned on Nov. 11 and 30, according to the criminal complaint.

Kline, who has appeared as a host on host on ShopNBC/EVINE Live, is not in custody. She made her first court appearance.

A call made to Kline's attorney was not immediately returned on Wednesday morning.

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