Woman banned for life at Walmart-caught shoplifting again www.privateofficer.com
Madison WI May 24 2012 - A 23-year-old Madison woman already banned for life from Walmart stores was arrested Monday night after store security officers spotted her using three children to steal alcohol and other items, Madison police said.
Shequilla Y. Hollingsworth and three girls were seen by employees at the Walmart at 7202 Watts Road placing more than $180 worth of vodka, tequila, garments and other items in two big bags they brought into the store and two other bags they obtained inside the store, Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.
Police have referred the case to the Dane County District Attorney’s office and are seeking charges of contributing to the delinquency of a child, retail theft, resisting/obstructing an officer, bail jumping and unlawful trespass.
The three girls, ages 12, 13, and 14 and all of Madison, were cited for retail theft and released to their parents or guardians, according to a police incident report.
Hollingsworth initially identified herself with a false name and it wasn’t until she was being booked into jail that authorities learned her real name, DeSpain said in the incident report.
She also was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court for a February hearing in connection with retail theft and contributing to the delinquency of a child charges that were filed against her in early January in Dane County. In that case, the court barred her from being at the JC Penney’s at West Towne Mall, according to online records.
When police arrived at the Walmart on Monday to take Hollingsworth into custody, a Walmart loss prevention officer told police that he recognized Hollingsworth because Walmart had banned her for life from all store properties due to past retail thefts and a physical altercation, DeSpain said.