Un­der­wear thief caught

The Covington News - - Front page -

A 29-year-old woman was ar­rested Sun­day for steal­ing un­der­wear from Kmart.

Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cers were called to the store at 4: 22 p. m. A loss preven­tion em­ployee told po­lice that she saw Ka­reema Kaberah Fort­son place sev­eral pairs of women’s un­der­wear in her purse and then leave the store with­out pay­ing.

The em­ployee stopped Fort­son out­side of the store and es­corted her back in­side. On the way to the loss preven­tion of­fice, the em­ployee said Fort­son tried to dump the un­der­wear out of her purse and onto a wrack. When the loss preven­tion em­ployee picked it back up and con­tin­ued to the of­fice, Fort­son re­port­edly said “ just call the cops and get it over with.”

Fort­son was ar­rested and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter where she was charged with theft by shoplift­ing. The four pair of un­der­wear, val­ued at $ 21.39, was re­turned to the store.


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