A Tonawanda woman is facing charges after police say an off-duty officer caught her stealing from a home.
Investigators say 38-year-old Jennifer Dee entered a home on Tussing Lane while the homeowner was outside in the side yard.
Officer Adam Cruz says he saw Dee acting suspicious in his neighborhood and noticed she entered a side door of the residence.
Police say Cruz determined Dee entered the home unlawfully and found her ransacking drawers in the victim's home.
The 65-year-old homeowner says she had no idea who Dee was and never realized she was inside her home. Dee told police "she was a visiting nurse."
Dee is charged with Burglary and Attempted Petit Larceny.
Officer Cruz had just completed the Police Academy last week and is still in Field Training.