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Monday, June 14, 2021

‘Apologetic’ suspect arrested in theft of merchandise at Wal-Mart

An “apologetic” suspect was arrested in the theft of merchandise at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Karen Sue Driver, 58, entered the store at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, selected merchandise and concealed it in grocery bags, according to a Sumter County Sheriff’s Office report. She went to the self-checkout lane where she did not scan the merchandise.

A loss prevention officer confronted Driver who was “physically upset and apologetic.” The merchandise was valued at $42.55.

Driver was arrested on a theft charge and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. Bond was set at $100.

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