Woman ar­rested a fourth time,

The Covington News - - News - AM­BER PITTMAN Staff Re­porter

A Cov­ing­ton woman was ar­rested for the fourth time for shoplift­ing in New­ton County Tues­day, this time at Kmart.

A store em­ployee no­ticed Mar­garet Watkins, 26, take cloth­ing and jew­elry into the fit­ting room, then leave the store im­me­di­ately af­ter ex­it­ing the fit­ting room. When the em­ployee and the man­ager con­fronted Watkins about the miss- ing mer­chan­dise, they dis­cov­ered she had hid­den them in her purse.

The grand to­tal of the stolen mer­chan­dise was $87.67, all of which was re­turned to Kmart. A crim­i­nal his­tory check on Watkins showed she has three prior ar­rests for shoplift­ing.

She was ar­rested and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.


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