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Two Women Arrested for Multi-State Theft Scam

Two women from southeastern Michigan have been accused of a theft scam spanning several states after they were reportedly found with thousands of dollars worth of products presumed to have been stolen from retail outlets.

According to reports, the authorities learned that stores in at least six states had been targeted by thieves. During the initial phase of the investigation, they reviewed surveillance footage of the parking lots and saw what looked like the same car at each location. They believed they identified the vehicle being used by the involved parties, but the search for the alleged perpetrators continued.

On the morning of June 17, a crime investigator from Lowe’s in Elizabethtown, Kentucky called the authorities to report a theft of approximately $1,000 in products. It was believed that the two women accused of the incident were in the car seen in the parking lots of the other stores that were allegedly targeted.

Officers from the Bowling Green Police Department found the vehicle at a nearby Target store, and when they talked to an asset protection agent, they were told one of the women was seen at the returns counter.

The police located the vehicle outside the retailer, and they performed a traffic stop. The car was searched, and it was reported that approximately $5,000 worth of merchandise from different stores, in addition to marijuana, was found.

Both suspects were taken into custody and booked into the Warren County Detention Center. They are each facing preliminary charges of theft of retail merchandise for resale, receiving stolen property between $1,000 and $10,000, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia- buy/possess. According to records, they are both being held in lieu of $7,500 cash bonds. Both women have maintained their innocence regarding the accusations.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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