updated 03/15/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/15/2010 AT 9:15 AM ET
Susan Boyle arrived home late one night in January to find an intruder in her humble, local authority-owned home. Now, police confirm, a teenager will face a court over an alleged theft of some cash at the house.
“A 16-year-old youth has been arrested and charged in connection with a theft that happened at a property in Blackburn,” a spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police in Scotland tells PEOPLE of the incident at Boyle’s.
Her reps issued a statement thanking “local police for their help and support.”
She was with a friend that night, but her family have previously expressed fears about Boyle’s safety, and she now has a guard at her home.