Monroe police accused a Columbia woman of stealing $2,400 in jewelry at Pecanland Mall late Wednesday night.
Cindy Jones, 28, was charged with felony theft and resisting by refusing to give name.
Jones’ arrest affidavit said mall security observed Jones put jewelry items in her purse and left the store without paying for them. She was then confronted by security and handed over to Monroe police officers, who took her to Ouachita Correctional Center. During booking, she gave her name as Patricia L. Merritt in an attempt to mislead officers, the affidavit said.
She remained at OCC on Thanksgiving Day on an undetermined bond.
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