When Sheila Adams walked into the East Third Street Kmart in Loyalsock Township July 9 she grabbed a shopping cart, loaded it with merchandise and then made her way to an exit without paying for the items, according to state police.
Shoplifting is nothing new for the 45-year-old. She has nine shoplifting convictions, Trooper Troy Hansen said.
Adams, of 1015 1/2 Park Ave., was arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on a felony count of shoplifting and committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Another woman caught allegedly shoplifting at the same store was Lynisha Marie Deynes, 23, of 321 Campbell St., who was stopped by security personnel when she tried to walk out with $177 worth of merchandise on May 24, Trooper Gary Beadle said.
After she was apprehended, police discovered she had with her three pairs of sandals that she allegedly stole from the nearby Payless Shoes, Beadle said. Charged with two misdemeanor counts of shoplifting, Deynes has been sent a summons.
Also arrested for shoplifting was Keesha Danielle Smith, 28, of 325 High St., who allegedly attempted to scratch a Wegman's security officer when he stopped her for allegedly trying to steal $182 worth of merchandise from the supermarket Monday, city police said.
When the officer stopped Smith, she began yelling obscenities, an officer said in an affidavit.
With already three shoplifting convictions, Smith was arraigned three hours later before District Allen P. Page III on a felony shoplifting charge and possession of a controlled drug with out a prescription. She was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.