Shoplifting arrest made
Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:00 pm
The Messenger, December 26, 2012
A woman believed to have taken an electronic tablet from Aaron’s in Union City has been arrested.
Geneva Mitchell of 516 Glendale St., Union City, was charged with theft of property-shoplifting after police recognized her in video from the store.
An employee with the store reported on Dec. 13 that video surveillance shows a black female, wearing an orange shirt, and a black male, wearing a dark-colored hoodie, entered the store and spoke with a person at the counter. While at the counter, the female picked up a Toshiba 10-inch screen 16g tablet worth $700 and put it under her shirt. The female and male then left the store without paying for the item.
Ms. Mitchell was interviewed about the incident at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex, where she was being housed on a different charge. She reportedly admitted to the theft and stated that Frederick D. Scates of 216 South Taylor St., Union City, was in possession of the item. He was questioned by police, but he denied having the electronic tablet. He told police he knew who had it and would have that person contact them. Scates was charged with accessory after the fact.
Scates’ daughter called police on Saturday and told them she had the electronic tablet. It has been taken into evidence by the police.