Corbin woman charged with Walmart theft

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Aug. 6 — SOUTH LAUREL — A Corbin woman was arrested Monday night for shoplifting at Walmart in southern Laurel County by Deputy Drew Wilson, Deputy Marcus Stigall and Sergeant John Inman of the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, according to a department press release.

Tabitha Marie Thompson, 41, of Corbin, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Monday after the store’s Loss and Prevention Team detained her. dept. Wilson found through an investigation that Thompson and a young woman had been observed removing and switching price tags on clothing. Thompson then went through the checkout and paid incorrect prices for the items. The total amount of the merchandise was $82.58, according to LCSO.

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Thompson was charged with theft by wrongful seizure – shoplifting and third-degree wrongful dealing with a minor.

Thompson was placed in the Laurel County Correctional Center on Monday, but was released the next day on her own admission.

The minor involved in the incident has been handed over to her mother.

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