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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Woman arrested at Walmart blames Black Friday theft on recent eviction

Bevals Hinton
Bevals Hinton

A Fruitland Park woman arrested at the Walmart in Summerfield blamed the theft of $355 in merchandise on her recent eviction.

Bevals Aleen Hinton, 45, went to the store on Black Friday and loaded $424 worth of merchandise into her shopping cart, according to an arrest report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. She proceeded to the self-checkout lane and scanned $74 worth of merchandise. She paid for that merchandise and proceeded to roll the cart to the exit without paying for the other items, which were mostly food and household products.

She was stopped by store personnel and taken into custody by a deputy. Hinton told the deputy she had recently been evicted from her home and moved in with a roommate. She said she doesn’t have any money.

Hinton was arrested on a charge of theft and booked at the Marion County Jail. She was released on her own recognizance.

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