On 5/19/2019 at 2200 hours, a Walmart Loss Prevention Officer, advised that while walking the floor he saw the defendant, later identified as Lisa M Whitman, checking out at the self-checkout line. While doing so he observed Whitman scan an item and then bag that item with a few other items that were not rung up. The LPO observed Whitman do this several times. He advised that with the clothing items she rolled several pairs of shorts together, scanned one pair and then bagged them all. After completing her sale and only paying for some of the merchandise she bagged, she attempted to leave the store with all bagged merchandise. The LPO stopped Whitman after she attempted to leave the store through the grocery entrance/exit. Whitman returned to the LPO office with the LPO. Whitman stated that this was a mistake, that she was in a hurry and she did not scan items after some confusion with how to use the scanner and thinking she scanned items multiple times. The LPO separated all the merchandise that was not paid for. He found that Whitman did not scan 16 items valued at $90.62.
An Officer from the West Manchester Township Police Department made contact with Whitman and provided her with her Miranda Warnings. She advised that she was in a hurry and did not realize she did not scan a few items. The Officer advised Whitman that not scanning 16 items and deliberately rolling clothing items into other items to not scan them was no accident. Whitman admitted to purposely not scanning the shorts so she did not have to pay for them. However, she advised the other items were just a mistake. The Officer advised Whitman that she was under arrest for retail theft and would be remanded to Central Booking for process and release.
Based on the above information, Lisa Marie Whitman was charged with 1 count of Retail Theft, Summary.