Georgia police officers recently arrested a woman who was accused of attempting to steal items from a local Sam’s Club in her area. After she was arrested the woman was charged with felony shoplifting. It is also believed by some that the defendant may have also stolen items from other local stores.
Allegedly, the defendant was seen by Sam’s Club employees putting nearly $1,000 worth of items into bags near the checkout lines of the store. The manager of the store told authorities that she was confronted by an employee and was seen shouting before exiting the store. Even though she left the store without the items that she was supposedly attempting to steal, the manager followed her into the parking lot and called the police.
The defendant was stopped by police near a Taco Bell located close to the Sam’s Club that reported the theft. After her arrest, the authorities also claim to have found items from a local Walmart as well as a pipe and joint in her vehicle. Because of this, police have also charged the defendant with misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects and the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Others, like this woman, may be accused of committing a crime, like shoplifting, simply because they are doing something that another person deems suspicious. Anyone in Georgia who has been accused of a crime could benefit from speaking with an attorney. A lawyer may be able to help ensure that all of the information available is used in a way that most benefits the defendant’s case.
Source: northwestgeorgianews.com, “Woman arrested on felony shoplifting charge“, Spencer Lahr, Jan. 17, 2018