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Woman arrested for felony shoplifting after allegedly failing to scan over $300 worth of items in self-checkout

BUCKHANNON – A Randolph County woman was arrested Friday after allegedly attempting to shoplift $336.42 worth of goods from Walmart.

Tiffany Daniels, 33, of Beverly, was arrested for shoplifting third offense, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Patrolman First Class Angel McCauley with the Buckhannon Police Department, on Friday, Dec. 10, McCauley responded to the Buckhannon Walmart in reference to a shoplifter in custody.

Upon arrival, a Walmart asset protection associate had Daniels in the office and told police Daniels had been in the self-checkout line when she allegedly intentionally failed to ring up several items that totaled $336.42. After the asset protection associate stopped Daniels, store representatives took her back to the office without incident.

After confirming Daniels’ identity with the E911 Upshur Communication Center, McCauley learned Daniels allegedly had prior shoplifting convictions, according to the police report. The file indicates Daniels had two convictions in Randolph County for shoplifting second offense with conviction dates of Jan. 2, 2018, and March 9,2020.

Upshur County Magistrate Alan Suder set bail at $10,000 cash or surety.

The penalty for a conviction of shoplifting third offense is confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one year nor more than 10 years and a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000.

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