Couple Accused of Shoplifting Clothing the Say they Needed for Court Appearance

Wareham Police charge both with shoplifting...
Jason Willoughby and Heather Murphy face shoplifting charges after an incident at Walmart in Wareham Tuesday. (WPD booking photos)

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On Tuesday at approximately 10 a.m. Wareham Police officers were called to Walmart on Tobey Road for an alleged shoplifting incident.  Upon arrival at the store, Officers Blaise Lalli and Joseph Cardoza encountered Heather Murphy, age 25, of no certain address and Jason Willoughby, age 33, of Wareham both attempting to leave the store.

Police report that Murphy opened her handbag and gave back the clothing she was allegedly attempting to steal.  Officers report that Mr. Willoughby had a pair of shoes stuffed in his pants at the waistline.  Police located other reportedly stolen items in the couple's car.

Ms. Murphy reportedly told the officers that the couple needed the clothing for a court appearance the following day.

Both Ms. Murphy and Mr. Willoughby were both arrested and held pending an appearance in court on Wednesday.  Willoughby is charged with shoplifting third offense and Murphy is charged with shoplifting first offense. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on