Woman with history of petit theft arrests nabbed at Ocala Wal-Mart with items in purse

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy arrested an Ocala woman Sunday after she was accused of stealing merchandise from an Ocala Wal-Mart.

Amanda Manypenny, 31, of Ocala, was arrested Sunday night at Wal-Mart at 4980 E Silver Springs Blvd. and charged with felony retail theft (third or subsequent offense).

The deputy spoke with a loss prevention employee who reported seeing 31-year-old Amanda Manypenny conceal items in her purse and attempt to exit the store, located at 4980 E Silver Springs Blvd. She said she stopped Manypenny with assorted clothing and medical items valued at $33.03, a sheriff’s office report states.

After a criminal background check showed two previous petit theft convictions in July and February, Manypenny was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with felony retail theft (third or subsequent offense). She was released Sunday night on $2,000 bond and her next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.

Manypenny, who lives at 6889 NW 60th St. in Ocala, is no stranger to the Marion County legal system, having been held in the jail five times since May. During those arrests she’s faced charges related to failing to appear in court and a probation violation on charges related to petit theft.