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Teen Charged After Being Busted at Mayfair Twice in Three Days

Suspect is caught trying to steal hundreds of dollars worth of goods from two stores in the mall within days of each other.

A Milwaukee woman is facing charges after she was foiled in two large shoplifting capers within days of each other at .

Star Valerie Sanders, 19, was charged Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with two counts of retail theft. If convicted, she faces up to 18 months in prison and $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaints:

On Feb. 28, security officers at spotted Sanders take a large number of clothing items into the dressing room area, then emerge later with none of the items in her hands. She then went to another department and took 14 infant clothing items and walked back to the changing rooms where she emerged later with none of the items visible.

Sanders was stopped at the exit of the store and security found 28 items hidden on her person. The total value of the merchandise was estimated at $974.

Just two days later, on March 1, Sanders was busted again when she tried to steal $270 worth of items at , but was again spotted by security.

She’s scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Tosa Mom March 13, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Did she simply get a slap on the wrist the first time (or at least the first of the two days she got caught)? How is crime like this handled?

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