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Some Things Just Don’t Fit Under a Jacket

A Kmart loss prevention officer in Kingsport, Tenn., was suspicious after seeing a woman with wire cutters in the jewelry section. The officer says he saw Quashanda Wolfe, 34, use the wire cutters to cut a security cable attached to a counter-top display case, then load the 3-foot tall case — complete with 37 pairs of earrings valued at $249.99 per pair — into her shopping cart and walk out the front doors. Kmart personnel stopped her in the breezeway, escorted her into an office, and called the police. Wolfe was charged with theft of property over $1,000, and vandalism. At the jail, Wolfe gave her motive: she wanted to sell the stolen jewelry to buy “stuff” for her child. (MS/Kingsport Times-News) ...You can’t buy love, but some people think you can steal it.
Original Publication Date: 29 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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