Bloom Woman Pleads Guilty In Thefts From Laundromats

A woman accused of vandalizing and stealing from machines at laundromats in the Bloomsburg area pleaded guilty this week to criminal mischief, theft, and corruption of minors. As a result, 35-year-old Amber Hornberger could face more than 20 years in prison and tens-of-thousands of dollars in fines. Prosecutors and police say Hornberger and 33-year-old Robert Johnson tried to steal from the coin box of a washing machine at the Bloom Plaza Laundromat along Columbia Blvd. back on January 15th of this year. The day before the couple were caught on surveillance cameras breaking into and stealing coins from machines at the Wash-N-Shop laundromat in the Market Street Plaza in Bloomsburg. Hornberger’s two children accompanied the couple to the laundromats during the crimes and police say the children may have acted as look-outs. She also pleaded guilty to shoplifting from Berwick Weis Markets and the Walmart in Buckhorn. Johnson pleaded guilty to similar charges back in February in Columbia County.