NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio –
Shoplifting: Brookpark Road
A Walmart asset protection associate called police on September 18 to report that a shoplifting suspect was in custody.
The store employee said he saw the woman remove the tags from women’s underwear and then select more expensive women’s clothing. She went through a self-service checkout register and scanned lower price tags while packing the more expensive items.
As she tried to leave the store, the asset protection associate stopped her. Five items of clothing were recovered and were valued at $ 64.90. The woman admitted to officers that she “was stupid” and was going through tough times.
Police charged the woman with theft for a misdemeanor.
Flight: Brookpark Road
At 5 p.m. on September 19, officers responded to Walmart about a shoplifting suspect accused by store security of going through a self-checkout register and packing some items without scanning or paying for them.
Store security arrested the man as he left the store. The man told the police that it was an honest mistake and that he intended to pay for all the items. However, police reviewed the surveillance footage and found the man “knowingly placed unscaned items in a plastic bag with scanned items.”
The amount of the items in issue was over $ 71. The man had a child with him, so police agreed not to arrest him at the scene but to file a petty theft charge in Rocky River City Court, according to a police report.
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