Woman shoplifters arrested after fighting officers www.privateofficer.com
GRAND CHUTE Oct 31 2010 — Two Milwaukee women were jailed on eight charges of retail theft each, plus resisting an officer, after being caught with a carload of stolen clothing Friday at Fox River Mall.
Jewal Thomas and Heather Wiley, both 30, were both being held in the Outagamie County Jail on bonds of $1,900 for the theft and resisting charges.
Wiley has another $100 bond for possession of THC.
Sgt Randy Reifsteck said police were called about 3:30 p.m. when mall public safety officers located a vehicle used by the women.
He said public safety had been alerted by a store operator the women were shoplifting, and had been at the mall previously.
Reifsteck said the two are suspects in incidents at the mall about three weeks ago when about $3,500 worth of clothing was taken.
He said officers found clothing valued at more than $2,000 from multiple stores in the vehicle Friday.
Reifsteck said other people apparently were working at the mall with the women, but they were not apprehended.
He said the women did not admit to taking and reselling the clothes.
“That is what happens typically,” he said. “They will have an outlet for it, either if they are selling it out of their house or they are in cahoots with another small merchant.”
He said the two would probably get about $400 or $500 for $2,000 worth of clothes.