Shoplifting suspect stopped near Lebanon's K-Mart
Brattleboro woman has history of retail theft convictions
WEST LEBANON, NH - A shoplifting suspect who reportedly threw a bag of merchandise at a store security officer and took off when she was confronted outside K-Mart was tracked down a short distance away and arrested by Lebanon police officers on Wednesday.
Carmel Parker of Brattleboro, Vermont ended up being charged with Class B felony theft due to her previous record of convictions for Class A misdemeanor retail thefts.
Lebanon officers responded to a shoplifting call from a K-Mart loss prevention officer who reported that a female shoplifter had exited the store and jumped into the back of a black sedan which then fled the scene, Lebanon Police recounted in a press release issued Friday.
Officers were already in the area and located the vehicle as it was leaving the K-Mart Plaza and conducted a traffic stop on Route 12A, police said, adding that Parker was found in the back seat of the car and, once she was identified, was also found to have an active warrant out of Keene District Court for failing to appear there to answer a theft charge.
Parker refused the services of a bail commissioner and was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections.
Carmel Parker of Brattleboro is now facing a felony shoplifting charge in New Hampshire
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