A Silver Springs woman was arrested recently after being accused of ripping off items from an Ocala Walmart.
A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to the store, located at 9570 S.W. Hwy. 200, and spoke with a loss prevention associate who said that 53-year-old Susan Elaine Borders had taken several items from the store without paying for them. He said Borders “made no effort” to scan the merchandise and placed the items in bags and back into a shopping cart, a sheriff’s office report said.
The deputy reviewed surveillance video of the incident and reported that Borders failed to scan 22 items valued at $210.36, including stationery and clothing. The deputy noted that the items were “clearly visible” in Borders’ cart and she never attempted to scan them before concealing them in Walmart shopping bags, the report says.
The deputy made contact with Borders and after being read her rights, she said she knew she made a mistake. The deputy then searched Borders and located a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance in her front zipper pocket and a small round orange zipper case containing more of the green leafy substance. The substance later field-tested positive for marijuana and weighed about 7.4 grams, according to the report.
Borders was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with larceny/petit theft (first offense) and possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. She was released on $1,500 bond and her next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.