DUNWOODY, Ga. — A loss prevention officer at Von Maur on Ashford Dunwoody Road reported to authorities July 18 that a female shoplifting suspect was being held. The suspect was seen in the women’s department concealing a dress valued at $88 before attempting to exit the store. Loss prevention successfully detained her and the merchandise was recovered.
The woman was arrested for shoplifting. She requested to leave her personal items with her friend accompanying her at the store. While investigating the items, police found an ID that did not match the suspect or her friend. She claimed that the ID belonged to her mother’s friend, a claim that proved true. But the owner also said she had been a victim of fraud, so police confiscated the document. The suspect was transported to DeKalb County Jail without incident.