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A Toms River woman and two juveniles have been arrested for shoplifting in two separate incidents.

Lacey police arrested 20-year-old Jessica Bachefski of Toms River on Nov. 28 after they say an asset protection officer at the Lanoka Harbor Walmart store alerted them that a female shopper placed several items into her pocketbook and attempted to leave without paying.

The items allegedly stolen included four cell phone cases, eyebrow makeup, two eye shadows, three "Phone Bling” screen protectors, RMI GeMONO, elastic hair ties, nail polish, and HC Mini Lash.

Bachefski was transported to Lacey Township Police headquarters where she was fingerprinted and photographed, police said. She was also issued a summons for shoplifting and released awaiting a court date.

The total value of the stolen property was $75.13, police said.

The following day, two juveniles – a male and a female – stole approximately $60 worth of electronics from Kohl's, police said. The pair are also suspected of having stolen numerous electronic items valued at over $900 on Sunday, Nov. 17.

A third male juvenile, who has been identified, was involved in the theft that occurred on Nov. 17, according to police.  Complaints from both incidents are pending for all three juveniles.
grace December 04, 2013 at 09:11 AM
happy holidays
makemyday December 04, 2013 at 11:15 AM
I say its time for Walmart & Kohls to have "receipt checkers" at the doors, especially this time of year. every other day there is a shoplifter report on patch concerning these stores. Maybe this would deter some of these dirtbags.
patchmeup December 04, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Really, eyebrow makeup, nail polish, hair ties, eye shadow an mini lashes??? I didnt realize therewas such a demand for these items. Why would you risk a criminal record for a few cosmetic items
Gustavo@Los Pollos Hermanos inc . December 04, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Because there stupid patch me up that's why. Now that 75 bucks she tried to swindle is stuck with her for life!
Chris L December 04, 2013 at 10:01 PM
@makemyday, the receipt checkers wouldnt really work in most cases as MOST of the shoplifting is done by hiding it in a purse or something like it. Plus, receipt checkers have no right to check your receipt. You can just walk by them and say no. Only in big box stores where you sign up for a membership can they force you to show a receipt as you wave your right to privacy when you sign up
Chris L December 04, 2013 at 10:02 PM
and before people freak out at the idea that checking receipts isnt an invasion of privacy, you must remember that these are normal civilians. a person cant just walk up to you and force you to show them something in your bag.
Winston Smith December 05, 2013 at 02:02 AM
I went in Walmart once, it was late at night. There were all these trashy teen girls and creepy people wearing pajamas and slippers, some had babies, it was so F'ed up. Hate that joint.
Gustavo@Los Pollos Hermanos inc . December 05, 2013 at 02:08 AM
@ Winston pajamas + slippers + babies = lazy Ho s who didn't use protection . Smh. See also fashion guru thread for deeper analysis .
proud December 05, 2013 at 05:19 AM
grace December 05, 2013 at 09:29 AM
@winston last time i went at night with a friend to toms river walmart must have been 10 years ago. it was so damn creepy scary weird etc i told her never again. believe me that was the last time i went to a walmart at night. now thats a reality show!


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