Ocala, Florida — A woman that was caught stealing clothes from a Dillard’s thought she would be released if she paid.
Ocala Police Officer Jason Rodriguez said he responded to a Dillard’s, located at 4414 Southwest College Road, in reference to a grand theft.
Upon arrival, Loss Prevention told Officer Rodriguez that a female, later identified as Rakika Tasin, had entered a fitting room with four pairs and pants and a blouse. However, when she exited the fitting room she was empty-handed.
The loss prevention officer stated that Tasin immediately exited the store without paying for any merchandise.
Store security approached Tasin in the parking lot and walked her back into the store.
Tasin was then asked to identify herself, at which time she opened her purse to retrieve her driver’s license and the security officer saw jeans and a blouse in the purse. The merchandise still had the tags on it.
Officer Rodriguez then spoke with Tasin. According to reports, before Officer Rodriguez could say anything, assuming she would be released, Tasin said, “I have the money to pay for the merchandise.”
Officer Rodriguez then asked her why she stole the merchandise if she had the money. Tasin replied, “It was just a mistake, I will pay for the merchandise.”
Tasin was arrested and charged with Retail Grand Theft.