Woman arrested on theft charge, third time in a month
Prince Frederick resident allegedly shoplifted at various stores
A Prince Frederick woman was arrested for the third time last week for shoplifting items from area stores in September.
Belinda Jean Walker, 59, was arrested Sept. 26 for allegedly stealing clothing items worth $281.48 from Walmart in Prince Frederick. Wednesday’s arrest marked the third time police detained her for reported theft.
On Sept. 4, Walker and Alice Faith Newman, 54, a homeless woman, were accused of stealing hundreds of items from various stores in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties before police noticed them acting strangely in the 7-Eleven parking lot in Prince Frederick. Walker was released Sept. 4 after posting a $3,000 bond.
Walker was charged with theft again for a Sept. 14 incident where police allege she shoplifted $69.82 worth of goods from Giant in Prince Frederick. For this incident, Walker was released three days later on recognizance.
The most recent charge came when police received a call from Walmart for a theft report Sept. 26. The store’s loss prevention officer reportedly told police that Walker “had a history of theft from this Walmart and that the store would like to request a no trespass order be placed on her,” according to charging documents.
Walker was charged with theft in February after she allegedly stole $90.31 worth of items from Weis Markets and a T-shirt from AutoZone in Prince Frederick. The case was put on stet docket, meaning it was inactive but could become active if new charges were filed. The February case was reopened Sept. 18.
Walker posted a $5,000 bond Sept. 28 and has been released. Her next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 31 in district court.