Police charge homeless woman in shoplifting, theft incidents

Over the weekend, authorities captured and charged a local homeless woman, whom police said is addicted to heroin, who was wanted in three separate theft incidents.

Mandy Julie Mabry, 38, faces two counts of retail theft, one misdemeanor count for possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of theft by unlawful taking.

On Dec. 19, Arlene Buck contacted authorities to report that Mabry, her former roommate, allegedly stole and cashed a money order for $200.

Buck told city police that on Nov. 14 she had gotten a money order, which was made out to her landlord. The money order went missing a few days later.

Buck and Mabry searched the apartment, but Buck was unable to recover the lost item, records state.

On Nov. 23, Mabry allegedly redeemed the money order at a local check-cashing business. In order to do this, Mabry crossed out the landlord’s name and wrote her own, records state.

In a separate incident, Kohl’s loss prevention officers contacted city police for a shoplifting in progress on April 14. Officers stopped Mabry as she was approaching the front of the store. It was determined that she had stolen multiple pairs of shoes from the business, records state.

In her handbag, officers uncovered two pairs of sneakers, valued at a total of $180.

However, Mabry was wearing another pair of sneakers, which she allegedly stole on April 11. Loss prevention officers reported, on that date, Mabry allegedly removed three pairs of sneakers, collectively valued at about $145.

Mabry was arraigned for all three alleged crimes on April 14 by District Judge Allen P. Page. She was incarcerated in lieu of $125,000 bail, for all three cases combined.