An Ocala Police officer scrambled to a local Wal-Mart on Tuesday after receiving a call about a theft in progress.
When he arrived, he made contact with a loss prevention officer who said she watched a woman later identified as 49-year-old Lorraine Louise Heath failing to scan all of her items at in a self-checkout lane. She claimed that Heath was putting the stolen items in bags with the ones she had paid for, the report says.
The officer watched the surveillance video and reported that he could clearly see Heath pick up three or four items at a time but only can one or two of them before placing them in bags and into a shopping cart. Heath then attempted to leave the store with the stolen items valued at $56.72 and was stopped by the loss prevention officer, the report says.
Heath, who lives at 9100 SW 27th Ave., Lot B-19 in Ocala, was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with larceny/petit theft. She was released early Wednesday morning and her next court date hasn’t yet been set, the report says.