A Bloomington woman shopping at a store in Greene County allegedly concealed make-up and beauty items then attempted to leave without paying. When she appeared in court yesterday, she was charged with felony theft.
Marsha Ann Johnson, 52, of Bloomington, was arrested by Officer Adam King of the Linton Police Department on Thursday, June 27.
When she was booked in to jail around 7:30 p.m. that night, her bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent cash allowed. She posted $400 cash, was released and scheduled to appear in court.
During her initial hearing yesterday, Monday, July 8, she was charged with theft with a prior conviction for theft or conversion, a Level 6 felony.
Officer King, who was dispatched to the WalMart store in Linton around 5 p.m. on June 27, noted that Johnson’s criminal history includes a conviction for conversion in Monroe County in 2012.
When Officer King arrived at the store, an employee explained he witnessed Johnson pick out several items from the cosmetics area then walk to the grocery area where he saw her conceal the items on herself.
The employee said Johnson then walked past all registers and was headed out the door without making a purchase. She was stopped by an asset protection associate.
Officer King reported the items Johnson allegedly concealed included an ointment, concealer, perfume, face wash and lotion. The total retail value of the items was $74.83.