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Posted by Paige Bresky --email

A woman revealed in surveillance video smashing an ATM machine with a hammer, causing $8,000.00 in damage has been identified and arrested by Det. Heather Buchanan.

The twenty minute tirade which occurred on July 26th at 3:30 a.m. outside a Publix store at 1501 N. Federal Highway, depicted the woman smashing the machine with the hammer.

The woman had been at the machine earlier during the night attempting a transaction that was not processed.

She returned to the machine attempting to disguise herself and began to destroy the ATM.

Det. Michael Rice was able to assist with the suspect's identification from information in an unrelated investigation.

Det. Buchanan tracked the original attempted transaction to a credit card that belonged to a former boyfriend who subsequently helped identify the suspect.

The video footage along with matching tattoos helped to seal the positive identification of Shelia Marie Brennan. (DOB 5-12-74) of Boca Raton, Florida.

Brennan, who was already in custody in the Martin County Jail for an unrelated charge was arrested by Det.

Det. Heather Buchanan today at 2:30 p.m. Brennan was charged with criminal mischief.

Bond was set at $1,000.00.

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