SPARTA, NJ – A woman from Lafayette is facing shoplifting charges after walking out of a store with a jacket she did not pay for. ON October 6 around 12:30 p.m. Officer Michael Poon responded to a report of shoplifting at Ocean State Job Lot store, according to police.
Stephanie Moore, 38 was reported by employees to have come into the store without a jacket and left the store wearing a black and white jacket. Employees said after putting the jacket in her car she returned to the store, police said.
Poon spoke with Moore. Initially she said store employees said she could wear the jacket out to her car to look for her wallet and cell phone. She eventually admitted she did not pay for the jacket which still had the tags on it, police said.
Moore was taken to Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing. She was charged with shoplifting and given a court date.
Moore had recently been picked up on warrants out of Nutley, Saddle Brook and Hopatcong when the car she was riding in was involved in a traffic stop.
Because of her past criminal history she was brought to Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility to wait for her court appearance.