5 teens charged with shoplifting over $1600 in merchandise in Monroe
Danette Postell (Source: Warren County Jail)
Isis Morrell (Source: Warren County Jail)
Tequila Gaines (Source: Warren County Jail)
MONROE, OH (FOX19) - Five teenage girls have been arrested for stealing over $1,600 in merchandise from the Monroe outlet mall.
Police took two of the teens into custody on Sept. 24 after they were caught on surveillance video stealing a pair of shoes from Saks Fifth Avenue. One of the teens was in possession of a screwdriver-like tool with a slit end that she allegedly used to pop security sensors off of clothing.
Officers were told that the two girls had been seen by mall security at the mall for five hours and had been making several trips to the car, but had not purchased any items.
While police were questioning the two girls, three other females arrived and asked what was going on with their friends.
One of the girls finally admitted it was her idea for the five girls to come to the outlet mall and remove sensors from the merchandise. She also admitted to bringing bags to conceal the clothes.
Police searched their vehicle and found several bags of stolen clothing, shoes and jewelry from Children's Place, Osh Kosh B Gosh, Carter's, Charlotte Russe, Claire's and Saks. The total value of the stolen items was $1,655. Another $750 in stolen merchandise was also found from a store not at the outlet mall.
Three of the girls, Danette Postell, 18, Tequila Gaines, 18, and Isis Morrell, 19, were all charged with theft and taken to the Warren County Jail. Morrell is also charged with possessing criminal tools. The two other girls, ages 15 and 17, were released to their parents and will appear in Warren County Juvenile Court.