Woman tries wearing several items out of store


A woman became uncooperative when a loss prevention officer at the Bloomfield Township Target store stopped her as she attempted to wear out numerous items of clothing she had not paid for on Sunday, April 15.

An employee at the Target store, 2400 Telegraph Road just north of Square Lake, notified the loss prevention manager that a woman was observed carrying multiple items of clothing into a fitting room, and when she came out of the fitting room, she was now wearing the clothing.

The loss prevention manager began watching the woman via the store's surveillance cameras, and witnessed her placing several items into her purse while she shopped in the store. The individual then went through a checkout line, paying for only a few grocery items that were in her shopping cart. After paying for those few items, the woman went to the customer service desk and returned one item. She then attempted to leave the store with the unpaid clothing, concealed items in her purse and the unpaid for items in her cart.

She was stopped by loss prevention officers, and became uncooperative.

Bloomfield Township officers arrived and arrested the woman, Angela Marie Blackwell, for first degree retail fraud.

Police and Target officials determined the stolen items totaled more than $1,600.

The case was presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, and a complaint and warrant were issued. Blackwell was arraigned in 48th District Court on Tuesday, April 17 in front of Judge Marc Barron. She was given a $10,000 cash/surety bond. Her next court date is Monday, April 30.

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