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Blotter: Police respond to multiple shoplifting reports

Aug. 29, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Barboursville Police Department:

SHOPLIFTING: Officers responded to three reported shoplifting incidents on Aug. 26.

Employees at Kohl's reported two incidents during that time, and employees at JCPenney reported an incident at that store.

At Kohl's, near the Huntington Mall, an employee reported on Aug. 26 that a 11-year-old girl attempted to leave the store without paying for $386 in apparel that was in a shopping cart.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered the girl entered the store with her juvenile brother, her mother and the mother's husband, a 24-year-old Scottown, Ohio, man.

The employee said all four people were shopping and placing items into a cart, and the mother and the boy returned to the car. Before leaving, the mother handed the cart of clothing to the girl, who remained in the store with the man. The employee said the man and the girl walked past the last station of payment without paying for the items.

The two children and the woman were released from custody.

The officer charged the man with shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The man was released from custody following his arraignment in Cabell County Magistrate Court.

A Kohl's employee also filed a separate report on Aug. 26 saying a man left the store without paying for $496 in denim apparel, $59.98 in shirts and underwear and a pair of sneakers worth $59.99.

The man fled the area in a vehicle, but the merchandise in question was recovered on the sidewalk.

At JCPenney, an employee reported on Aug. 26 that a 38-year-old Langley, Ky., woman attempted to leave the store without paying for $140 in merchandise she concealed in her purse.

The woman was charged with shoplifting, and she was released from custody following her arraignment in Cabell County Magistrate Court.

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