Former Mrs. America Accused of Swindling Macy's

Jennifer Kline allegedly made more than $5,000 in fraudulent returns, authorities said.
2:29 | 04/14/16

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we get to that we have a different queen making headlines this morning. A former Mrs. America could end up wearing a prison jumpsuit instead ef designer gowns. Police say she swindled Macy's out of thousands and linsey Davis is here with the details with that. Good morning to you, linsey. Reporter: Kline made her first court appearance accused of theft by swipdzle or essentially an old-fashioned bait and switch with a high fashioned twist. She's a beauty queen turned potential convict. Mrs. America. Reporter: This morning former Mrs. America, Jennifer Susan Kline seen here competing for Mrs. World could serve up to ten years in prison after allegedly making more than $5,000 worth of fraudulent returns. Minnesota police say the self-proclaimed beauty and style expert who regularly posts social media photos promoting products spent thousands of dollars on designer clothes at Macy's back in November. Then about a week later went to two different Macy's locations to return the clothes and collected a $5,500 refund. The problem the store employee says Kline didn't return the right items. The tags were taken off and placed on to clothes that looked similar but were not the same name brand. Reporter: According to the police complaint, Macy's also said the clothes that were returned from dirty and showed signs of wear. More than just grabbing merchandise and walking out the door. There was a lot of thought put into this. A lot of effort to conceal it. That's so wrong. Reporter: Kline seen here in a local paper's version of "The real housewives of the twin cities." Do you think it's a hard thing to break into. Reporter: Appeared on a national shopping network. This is the best tool for cleaning up. Now facing felony charges for theft by swindle. The 50-year-old mother of two has not yet entered a plea. Police say when they searched her home they found 4 items that Kline had supposedly returned. We reached out to Macy's and said they were unable to comment on active police and legal matters. We also reached out to clooip and her attorney but did not get any comment. Her next court date is scheduled for may. What surprised me most it is punishable by up to ten years in prison which seems kind of extreme. I'm not saying it was right but it just seems like a lot. Exactly. Right, just the bait and switch of the tags on the merchandise. S that I a good lesson not to beat the system. There you go. Wait for sales like I do. Absolutely. Look for the sales. All right, robin, over to

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