Shoplifting charges increase during holidays
‘Tis the season…for shoplifting. At least that’s the trend law enforcement and big box stores are seeing in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
One woman was recently arrested for shoplifting at one store and then arrested again at another store only three days later.
Jalissa Vanessa Hollis, 24, was caught Dec. 15 attempting to steal almost $1,500 worth of merchandise from Belk.
Loss prevention staff at the store told police Hollis took several items and stashed them in bags she was carrying.
She later told police she was trying to steal the items because she didn’t have money for Christmas presents.
She was released on a $3,500 unsecured bond and police took her back to her vehicle.
Three days later, Hollis was caught on video concealing CDs and DVDs in her clothing at Best Buy.