Wednesday, April 18, 2007

80-Year-Old Woman Facing Shoplifting Charges

An 80-year-old woman is facing shoplifting charges. Employees at Belk’s in Smithfield reportedly witnessed the elderly woman cut price tags off $143 in merchandise and place the items in her purse. Louise Barefoot Temple of Highway 96 South, Four Oaks was cited for shoplifting by Smithfield Police Officer A.J. Brown. Among the items Temple allegedly tried to steal were three wallets, six rings, earrings, a bracelet, a hand towel, and a candle. Detective Lt. Keith Powell said the elderly woman paid for some other merchandise in the store, but didn’t pay for the items she had allegedly removed the price tags.


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