The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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November 21, 2012

Shopper accused of stealing TV, other items from 2 stores

ATHENS — A woman accused Wednesday of wheeling a TV and shelving unit from Walmart without paying for them was later accused of stealing various items from Kmart about two hours earlier.

Athens Police were called to Walmart Wednesday morning about a woman allegedly leaving the store with a television set, Athens Police Lt. Trevor Harris said.

Officer Jason Threet questioned the woman about the TV and shelving and then obtained permission from her to search her truck, Harris said.

During the search, an officer found other merchandise, which she initially said she purchased from Kmart with a gift card, according to a report on the emergency scanner.

Threet determined Blankenship had allegedly stolen these items from Kmart.

He arrested Kacie Michelle Blankenship, 22, of 33833 Elkton Road, Elkmont, on two felony counts of second-degree theft, Harris said. She was booked her at Athens Police Department and transferred to the Limestone County Jail.

No additional charges are expected, Harris said.  

 

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