As reported by NJ.com, and confirmed to TAPinto SOMA by Michael Sinatra, Public Relations & Public Affairs Manager for Whole Foods Market: Northeast Region via email, "in reviewing the incident we’ve removed the firm that was formerly at the store and as of last week they’ve been replaced."
Sinatra also commented on October 7 that "this is an unfortunate incident and we have reached out to the shopper directly to make things right. We are also having discussions with the loss prevention company at this store to ensure they clearly understand our expectations when it comes to our customers."
Many people in South Orange, Maplewood and surrounding towns took to social media in support of Dooley, whose daughter Margaret Nolan originally posted a synopsis of what happened to the Facebook group "Swap SOMA Lounge." The post to the closed group received more than 200 comments, and group members went on to post in support of Dooley on the Millburn-Union Whole Foods Facebook page, as well as on Twitter. Comments in support of Dooley continue to be posted to the Whole Foods Facebook page.
The full story can be read here: Maplewood and South Orange Community Responds to Whole Foods Accusing Customer of Theft.