Two Jackson County people face petty theft charges

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has charged two people with theft following an incident on December 26.

According to a press release, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to Wal-Mart with reference to the report of the theft.

Upon arrival, an assistant met with the Asset Protection Associate, who said two subjects attempted to steal $ 559.86 in merchandise.

The associate said the subjects, identified as Cheyenne Nichols and Cassie Brooks, used two shopping carts throughout their stay in the store and were observed removing barcodes.

They were also observed concealing goods inside their diaper bag. Nichols and Brooks continued to move around the store, collecting items in their carts.

Upon arriving at the self-checkout, the two began scanning items and sorting other items into the second basket.

Nichols staged the non-digitized items in the front of the cart in a stack. After paying for the scanned items, Brooks placed unused shopping bags over the non-scanned items and then placed bags of their scanned items on top.

After paying for the scanned items, Nichols and Brooks began to exit the store, passing through the final point of sale.

The asset protection associate confronted the two subjects at the main exit, identified himself and asked them to enter the asset protection office.

Immediately after entering the asset protection office, Nichols spontaneously stated that she placed all the non-scanned items in the separate basket with the intention of leaving the basket with an associate because she changed her decision to buy them.

Nichols further stated that she and Brooks just weren’t careful and took this cart by accident.

Nichols and Brooks provided no explanation for placing unused bags on the items along with bags of paid items. Nichols and Brooks were asked about having incorrect barcode stickers on certain items, and they denied having any knowledge of this fact.

Cheyenne Nichols and Cassie Brooks were both charged with petty theft and taken into custody without incident.

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