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With Nothing to Wear to Halloween Party, Woman Tries Stealing from Mall


COPPINGERA Grovetown woman tried walking out of J.C. Penney with an entire outfit – including jewelry – before she was stopped over the weekend, authorities said.

Kimberly Ann Coppinger, 36, of Gingko Lane, was charged Saturday with theft by shoplifting in the crime.

“Coppinger states that she was invited to a party and did not have anything to wear and knows it was the wrong thing to do,” a sheriff’s report says.

A loss prevention officer told deputies that Coppinger was seen going to the jewelry department and selecting a necklace and a watch, placing them in her purse and walking out without paying.

Cover Issue 823The loss prevention officer escorted the woman to a security office, where she admitted to taking the items and also presented three other clothing items that she had taken: a dress, a shirt and a vest. She had hidden them in her purse, too, a report says.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


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