Woman takes bus to Walmart store in Southgate to steal Pokémon cards – The News Herald


While it is true that most shoplifters walk into a store with certain items in mind, one woman was very specific about what she was planning to steal, telling police she had slipped cards Pokémon for his children.

The theft took place shortly after 6:30 p.m. on November 3 at Walmart, 14900 Dix-Toledo Road.

When an officer arrived, he saw a woman come out of the doors of the house and the pharmacy, which was reported to him by an asset protection employee. He approached the woman in the hallway and asked her to accompany him to the property protection office.

The woman did not have a driver’s license or other identification with her, but police were able to use the name she provided through the Law Enforcement Information Network to confirm her identity .

According to what the store security worker told police, the accused shoplifter had multiple packs of Pokémon cards in her hand and correctly scanned a pack at checkout, while placing multiple packs of cards. not scanned in his Walmart shopping bag. Five packs of cards had been paid for, but five were stolen.

The employee said the woman hid the bag with the cards and placed it in a tote bag. She then went through all the points of purchase without offering any form of payment for the stolen merchandise. The employee stopped her as she left the grocery store around the same time the officer arrived.

The woman told police she took a bus to the store and stole the Pokémon cards “because her kids love them.” The five packs of stolen cards are valued at $ 44.29.

Although in most cases the accused shoplifters are arrested, police said that due to the low dollar amount of the stolen items, the woman was issued a ticket for fraud in the shopping mall. detail.


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