Shoplifting Investigation Leads To Arrest of Pair

Released by Sgt. Robert Masten   Incident #51.17.639

On 01.24.2017 Milford Police concluded an investigation into an early January shoplifting at Walmart with a pair of arrests.  Police charged a 25 year old woman and a 27 year old man, both from Harrington, as a result of this investigation.  On 01.19.2017 Milford Police were contacted by Walmart Asset protection after their routine review of store activity found suspicious activity.  Investigation determined items were removed from the store and with the use of old receipts were fraudulently returned on more than one occasion.  On 01.24.2017 police arrested Amanda K. Chen, 25 of Harrington.  Ms. Chen has been charged with Possession of Shoplifters Tools, two counts of Shoplifting Under $1,500, two counts of Theft By False Pretense, three counts of Use of Illegitimate Retail Sales Receipt, and Conspiracy 3rd degree.  Ms. Chen was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $6000.00 unsecured.  Ms. Chen is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 02.03.2017 for a Preliminary Hearing.  Also wanted in connection with this matter is John E. Pauley, 27 of Harrington.  Mr. Pauley is in the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction on an unrelated matter and will be presented at a Justice of the Peace Court on 01.24.2017, therefore no presentment information is available at the time of this release.  Charges for Mr. Pauley will include Possession of Shoplifters Tools, two counts of Shoplifting Under $1,500, and Conspiracy 3rd degree.

Chen                                    Pauley

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