Ohio woman jailed in theft of merchandise from store at Brownwood

Maria Richard

An Ohio woman was arrested in the theft of merchandise from a store at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Maria Richard, 52, of Sidney, Ohio, entered Christine’s Gift Boutique on Sunday afternoon and was captured on video surveillance putting jewelry, a key chain and clothing into her purse, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. She paid for other merchandise using a credit card.

Police went to a residence in the Atwood Bungalows and interviewed Richard, who at first denied taking any of the items, the report indicated. She was informed she had been captured on video and then admitted she had the items, which were located in a plastic bag under the kitchen sink.

The merchandise was valued at $277.62.

Richard was arrested on a charge of theft and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. She was released after posting $500 bond.