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Ocklawaha woman jailed after caught swapping labels on merchandise

An Ocala Police officer was called to an Ocala Wal-Mart last week after a woman was caught swapping labels on merchandise.

Stephanie Kapp, 29, of Ocklawaha, was arrested Monday on a litany of charges after a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer saw her putting sale-price labels on merchandise in her cart, an Ocala Police report states.

One of the store’s loss prevention officers at the store, located at 4980 E Silver Springs Blvd., told the officer she saw 29-year-old Stephanie Kapp, of Ocklawaha, removing sale-price labels off of items in the store and placing them on the merchandise in her cart. She said Kapp then went to the self-checkout area and scanned several items with the sale-price labels on them, a police report states.

The loss prevention officer said she stopped Kapp as she was leaving the store for not paying the correct amount of money for four cups valued at $4.28, seven items of clothing valued at $86.90 and three personal care items valued at $37.91, for a total of $129.09. Instead, the loss prevention officer said Kapp paid $10.76, the report says, adding that all of the items were recovered.

The officer placed Kapp under arrest and told her she would face extra charges if she had anything illegal hidden on her when she got to the Marion County Jail. She then said she had a needle inside her bra and another officer was called to search her, the report says.

The second officer located that needle and a syringe filled with a clear liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as an orange pill bottle with no label that contained:

  • A small glass bottle containing a white/clear powdered substance that tested positive for methamphetamine;
  • Three white circular pills identified as Buprenorphine, a Schedule 3 pain killer, which Kapp had a prescription for;
  • Several bars of Xanax;
  • A green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana; and
  • A piece of an unidentified orange pill.

Kapp was issued a trespass warning and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with retail petit theft, two counts of possession of a methamphetamine, possession of Xanax and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. She was released later Monday afternoon on $7,500 bond and her next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.

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