Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Alleged Shoplifters Get Creative

A string of shoplifting cases have been reported to Cookeville police this week, including an incident in which a man took five T-bone steaks out of a grocery store and gave them to a female accomplice in the parking lot, who immediately returned to the store in an attempt to get a refund. Police say it happened at Spring Street Market and both Kacee Farley and Kenneth Christopher Lynn, who are reportedly neighbors on Maxwell Street in Baxter, were issued citations. They'll be in court on November 2nd. Meanwhile, what is described as a "mother and daughter" shoplifting team" were cited after allegedly being caught at J. C. Penney. Store officials say they saw Charlene Nicole Jones of Nashville Highway conceal more than a hundred dollars worth of shirts and underwear in her purse while her mother, Patricia Sue Jones of the same address, was the look-out. In a separate case, John Michael Randolph of Cookeville allegedly set off a back door alarm as he left the Sears store with some stolen tools. His vehicle was later stopped on West Stevens Street and the tools were located, as well as a pawn shop receipt. And three shoplifters were issued theft citations after stealing lingerie and other items from Rugged Warehouse. A store employee says she noticed one of the suspects go into a fitting room and toss items over the wall to an accomplice.