The Richmond Register

Crime

May 30, 2014

Three women charged with stealing from three stores

RICHMOND — After locating a vehicle that reportedly fled from Wal-Mart with a cart full of stolen items Wednesday, Richmond Police detained three women and recovered about $1,150 in merchandise taken from three stores.

Around 5 p.m., a Richmond safety officer alerted police that multiple individuals had pushed a cart full of merchandise from Wal-Mart without paying and then fled in a vehicle.

It was stopped on Berea Road, occupied by four women. A search produced $503 in merchandise from Wal-Mart, items valued at $490 from JCPenney and other items valued at $148 from Meijer, the police report stated.

The driver Flora H. Carrier, 38, of Salter Road, was operating on a suspended drivers license, the report added.

She and passenger Angela D. Northern, 42, of Berea Road, were wanted on failure-to-appear charges. Northern has a pending felony theft case, the report stated.

A third passenger, Jamie C. Chasteen, 33, of Plumtree Drive, was banned from Wal-Mart properties in 2012, police said they learned.

An investigation determined that Carrier, Chasteen and Northern, working in concert, had stolen the merchandise and were charged, according to the report. The fourth woman was not charged.

Carrier was charged with criminal facilitation of theft by unlawful taking ($500 to $10,000) operating on a suspended license, illegal possession of a legend drug (67 Furosemide pills found in her belongings), third-degree criminal facilitation of burglary and theft by unlawful taking (under $500).

Northern was charged with theft by unlawful taking ($500 to $10,000), two counts of theft by unlawful taking (under $500) and public intoxication.

Chasteen was charged with third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (under $500) and possession of drug paraphernalia (five syringes found in her purse), according to police.

All three were taken to the Madison County Detention Center where they remained Friday evening, according to the jail’s online records.

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