Woman, 57, accused of stealing 32-inch TV, dog food from Kmart
Published: January 16, 2013
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ST. CROIX - A 57-year-old woman was arrested Monday after Kmart officials told police that she stole more than $400 in merchandise.
Betty-Ann Young of Candido Guadalupe housing community was advised of her rights Tuesday by Magistrate Judge Miguel Camacho on charges of grand larceny and possession of stolen property.
Store managers at the Estate Cane Kmart reported to police that in November, Young came into the store and picked up a number of items and put them in her shopping cart, according to the probable cause fact sheet filed by V.I. Police Officer Ellery Quailey. The managers said she then put the cart on the side and proceeded to the check out with five small items that totaled just more than $12.
The managers said Young then came back into the store and took the cart, which contained a 32-inch flat-screen television valued at $399 and a large bag of dog food valued at $25, and then proceeded to the exit, waving her $12 receipt in the air, according to Quailey.
The operations manager at the exit said she noticed that Young had not gone back through any of the front registers with the large items, and when Young left the store, the operations manager checked with the cashiers to ensure that Young had not paid for them at another register, according to the affidavit.
The manager then reviewed the video surveillance footage and confirmed that Young had not paid for the large items, and police were notified.
The security officer and manager were able to give police a description and address for Young, and a warrant was secured for her arrest.
Bail was set at $35,000, and although Young has two assault cases pending from separate domestic violence incidents last year, she was released on an unsecured bond to the third-party custody of her daughter.
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