Target Shoplifter: ‘I Needed a Nice Outfit for New Job!’

Target shoplifting suspect April Eskew had a unique excuse for stealing a shirt and two necklaces last week:

She told a deputy that “just started a new job and that she wanted something nice to wear,” according to a sheriff’s report.

Eskew said she didn’t have the money to pay for the silver necklaces ($15 & $8) and V-neck shirt ($13). So she allegedly went to the Target on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway and stuff the items in her purse.

The 18-year-old Augusta woman was confronted by a loss prevention manager, and the items were recovered from her purse. She went to jail on the misdemeanor shoplifting charge.

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