LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Lexington police need help to identify a woman they believe intentionally stole around $1,000 in merchandise from Hobby Lobby.
Detectives say she used a tactic well-known to police. Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department said she overcompensated by having employees at the War Admiral Hobby Lobby familiarize themselves with her.
He said that the “I forgot it was in my cart” defense won’t fly with Lexington police.
“She actually went through and paid for these larger pieces, and you can see in the video she pulls back, looks at the smaller items, then put her coat back to cover them up,” said Thomas.
She made off with about $1,000 in merchandise, according to Thomas.
If the supplies are not for her own crafting projects, there is a market for the stolen goods.
“There’s a lot of people out there who do this type of thing, and are willing to buy these on-line,” said Thomas.
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