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Alleged Shoplifter with History of Theft Charged Again

(Michigan City, IN) - Maybe more time in jail will cure a La Porte County woman’s allegedly sticky fingers. 59-year-old Tina Ricketts is charged with Level 6 Felony Theft.


About two weeks ago, she was at the Michigan City Walmart using a self-checkout machine.  Police said she scanned the less expensive items but did not scan the more costly merchandise.


Ricketts allegedly placed the items she didn’t scan into shopping bags with scanned items. She was walking out with about $200 in mostly stolen groceries when stopped by a store loss prevention officer.


According to court documents, the woman has several prior theft-related convictions. 


For this incient, Ricketts could face an up to 30-month sentence.  

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