Taunton Woman Busted for Shoplifting at Wareham Walmart

Intercepted by Wareham Police after fleeing the store...
Suzanne McLaughlin, age 56, of Taunton was arrested by Wareham Police and charged with shoplifting, second offense. (WPD booking photo)

From the Wareham Police:

A 56-year-old Taunton woman was arrested for shoplifting on Thursday, January 3, after she presented loss prevention personnel at Walmart with an old receipt. 

Officers report that the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when the suspect, Suzanne McLaughlin, reportedly purchased a mattress topper for $200 and then came back to the store for a second one without paying.

When confronted by loss prevention personnel, police say McLaughlin showed employees the receipt for the first mattress topper. She then refused to speak with security staff and fled the store.

Wareham Police Officers Richard Robidoux and Christopher Smith stopped McLaughlin in a van near the exit to Tobey Road where she was arrested and charged with shoplifting, second offense. 

McLaughlin was then taken to the police station to be processed before being brought to Wareham District Court.

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