A three-day anti-shoplifting blitz by police in Lexington and Nicholasville at stores in the Nicholasville Road area led to 28 arrests and 14 citations.
Detectives from Lexington, Nicholasville and members of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association worked undercover with retail loss prevention staffers to target shoplifters from Dec. 5 to 7, according to police. They focused on thieves at stores at Fayette Mall, Brannon Crossing and Kohl’s Drive.
Thirty charges were related to shoplifting, four involved burglary, four were drug related and six were related tofinancial crime, police said. The blitz led to the recovery of more than $12,000 worth of stolen property, according to police.
Lexington police and partnering agencies will continue the shoplifting blitz throughout the month.
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Those charged in Lexington included the following:
- Amanda Barker, theft
- Pamela Jo Bailey, theft
- Audie Banks, drug possession, public intoxication
- Ana-Alicia Bowling, theft, drug possession
- Michael Louis Betty III, credit card fraud, financial information trafficking, unlawful access to computer
- Surga Blanco, theft
- Juaquin Chavarria-Gonzalez, theft, drug possession
- Jason Coots, burglary, theft
- Earl Duncan, theft by deception
- Marlow D. Ellis Jr., credit card fraud, financial information trafficking, unlawful computer access
- Kress Habash, theft
- Jessica Hodges, theft
- Stephanie Johnson, burglary
- Billy Joe Leedy Jr., theft
- Keith Darrell Little, theft
- Mohammed A. Mahdi, theft
- Misty Major, theft
- Mary McClintock, burglary, drug possession
- Scottie McCristal, theft
- Taleia Means, theft, burglary tools possession, receiving stolen property, evidence tampering
- M. Cherokee Meyer, theft
- Kathy Moore, theft
- Sashauna Mullins, theft
- Doris Noble, theft
- Kyle Perry, theft, resisting arrest
- Whitney Phillips, theft, burglary tools possession, receiving stolen property, evidence tampering
- Elia Rey-Sosa, theft
- Monic Richard, burglary, burglary tools possession
- Rebecca Jane Short, theft
- Donielle Townsend Cason, theft
- Victor Williams Jr., theft
- Mary K. Wilson, theft