Police: Wellsboro woman steals from Wal-Mart

MANSFIELD – Samantha Jo Shepherd, 44, of 19 Burton Hill Road, Wellsboro, is accused of purchasing a TV from the Wal-Mart in Richmond Township and then using her receipt to return a TV taken off the display shelf on Dec. 14, 2012, state police said.

Shepherd received $210 when she allegedly returned the unpaid display TV to the customer service desk, police said.

Shepherd appeared before District Judge James E. Carlson for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 26 to face a charge of theft by deception.

Shepherd was aided in the alleged theft by Jessica M. Gile, 30, of 19 Burton Hill Road, Wellsboro, who faced similar charges at a preliminary hearing before Judge Carlson on Feb. 12.