Stewartville woman accused of $1K Walmart thefts

(ABC 6 News) – A Stewartville woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing more than 100 items in bags at a self-checkout, without scanning or paying for the products.

Rochester police responded to Walmart North after a “loss prevention” employee said she saw Tiffany Lee Sinclair, 34, place more than a hundred items in bags, then wheel them out of the store with an adult male.

Walmart employees stopped the pair and recovered about $785 worth of items.

The loss prevention employee told police Sinclair had also stolen $454 in items from the store in November, and that none of those items had been recovered.

The employee said that in total, Sinclair stole or attempted to steal about $1,240 in products from the chain store.

According to court documents, police discovered a stack of magnets in Sinclair’s pockets, which could be used to bypass store security measures.

Sinclair faces charges of felony theft and possession of burglary or theft tools.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 21, 2022.