A Tennessee woman was arrested Saturday after she attempted to steal $235 worth of merchandise from the Ammon Walmart.
Marisha Snover, 30, was seen by Walmart staff with several adults putting items in Walmart bags to make it seem like the items had already been purchased. One member of the group purchased an item and attempted to distract the greeter while Snover tried to leave with the bagged items.
Snover was seen and stopped by Walmart staff, and detained until a Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputy arrived. Snover gave a false name at first before identifying herself. Snover told the deputy she brought the bags into the store with a backpack intending to steal items.
Sgt. Bryan Lovell said the the rest of the group left before the deputy arrived and have not been identified. The sheriff’s office is investigating whether Snover and the other burglars had hit other stores.
Snover was booked into Bonneville County Jail and arraigned Tuesday on a charge of burglary. Bail was set at $10,000. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Burglary is punishable with a minimum of one year in prison and up to 10 years in prison.
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