Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shoplifters Continue To Hit Local Stores

The holiday season is not yet upon us, but authorities say shoplifters continue to plague several area stores, many times taking things that are not of much value.  Cookeville police cited 35-year-old Deanna Hamilton of Algood after they responded to a report at Hill's IGA this week.  The store claims Hamilton concealed a roll of duct tape in her purse, then paid for some other items, and attempted to leave the store without paying for the tape. Its value was placed at just over six dollars.  Meanwhile, 61-year-old Jo Helen Smith of Clark Road, Cookeville, was issued a shoplifting citation after she allegedly tried to take a necklace and some bras from the Sears store on Tuesday.  Smith reportedly admitted to the theft and told officers that she was a "kleptomaniac."