Thursday, July 9, 2009
Shoplifters Arrested in Three Separate Incidents
Security personnel at three Cookeville stores have been kept busy in recent days, keeping an eye on individuals determined to leave the stores without paying for merchandise. Police say representatives of Kohl's, Sears, and Walmart have all reported incidents in the past few days. At Sears, 18-year-old Cayla Danielle Smith of Dodson Branch Road and a 17-year-old accomplice stole several items of clothing. Police say the two were, in fact, carrying purses that had nothing but stolen clothes in them. They had also apparently shoplifted items from the Old Navy store. In the Kohl's case, 34-year-old Leslie Danette York of Morningside Drive was cited for allegedly concealing shirts and shoes as she left the store. She also reportedly had stolen items from TJ Maxx. And in the Walmart incident, Mary Beth and Davis Lynn of Johnson Creek Highway in Whitleyville, Tenn., allegedly tried to steal four shirts, worth $48, by placing them into Ms. Lynn's purse.