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Fort McCoy woman with prior theft convictions arrested after stealing lingerie

A 29-year-old Fort McCoy woman with several prior theft convictions was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after a store accused her of stealing over $500 worth of  lingerie.

On Sunday, November 20, an MCSO deputy responded to Wild Things Lingerie and Adult Novelty Store located at 5340 E Silver Springs Boulevard in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with an employee who advised that a woman with red hair and a black jacket had stolen multiple items from the store.

According to the employee, shortly after 5:05 p.m., the theft suspect had entered the store, picked up a basket, and began walking around the store. After selecting multiple items, the suspect walked into a corner behind a clothing rack for several minutes and emerged with an empty basket.

As the suspect walked out of the store, the employee advised that the suspect’s jacket was “zipped all the way closed.” After the suspect left the store, the employee stated that she approached the area where the suspect had been observed, and 10 empty hangers were found. The employee stated that she had walked through the store several times throughout the day and all the hangers were “full.”

The employee reviewed video surveillance and determined that 10 pieces of lingerie had been stolen, along with a pair of magnetic nipple clamps. The MCSO report indicated that the approximate value of the stolen items was $530.

The deputy reviewed the store’s surveillance footage and was able to identify the suspect as Kaylee Marie Wigglesworth. According to the MCSO report, the female suspect had tattoos that matched Wigglesworth’s previous booking photos.

Kaylee Marie Wigglesworth
Kaylee Marie Wigglesworth

A computer search of Wigglesworth revealed that she was previously convicted of petit theft in Marion County on May 2, 2018, and she had another conviction for the same offense on January 3, 2019.

On Sunday, November 27, the deputy located Wigglesworth near the 5200 block of E Silver Springs Boulevard. According to the MCSO report, Wigglesworth was walking down the road, and the deputy made contact with her and inquired about the theft.

Wigglesworth initially advised that she did not take anything from the store, but she later admitted to taking one piece of clothing, according to the MCSO report. She was carrying a backpack, which was searched by the deputy.

Inside the backpack, the deputy located four pairs of panties and bras, which matched the brands carried by Wild Things Lingerie and Adult Novelty Store. The deputy also located the stolen nipple clamps, according to the MCSO report.

After being read her Miranda rights, Wigglesworth claimed that she only took one item from the store, and that item was not currently in her possession. She also claimed that the items found inside her backpack were not stolen from the store.

Wigglesworth was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail. On the way to the jail, the deputy noted in the MCSO report that there was the sound of a “glass pipe striking the bare metal under the back seat.”

Once at the jail, the deputy searched the back of the patrol vehicle and found a syringe on the back seat. Several pieces of tin foil were stuffed between the seat cushions and a glass pipe was found underneath the back seat, which contained residue that later field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Wigglesworth denied that the paraphernalia belonged to her, according to the MCSO report.

The deputy noted in the report that Wigglesworth’s purse was searched at the jail, and a small baggie containing a gray powdery substance was located inside. This substance field-tested positive for the presence of heroin.

Wigglesworth is currently being held at Marion County Jail on $5,000 bond and she is facing felony charges for second degree petit theft (third or subsequent offense) and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, along with a misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.

A court date has been scheduled on Tuesday, December 27 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.