Jacksonville mother accused of shoplifting

Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 8:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 8:05 a.m.

A Jacksonville mother was arrested at The Oaks Mall on shoplifting charges Tuesday after a police officer became suspicious of bags the woman was carrying. The arresting officer said the 35-year-old woman confessed to stealing clothing for her daughter and for herself.

Cemetries Sasato Meadows was arrested by the Gainesville Police Department on charges of shoplifting and resisting anti-shoplifting devices.

Officer Derek Tirado said he noticed Meadows walking out of the Guess store carrying a large Abercrombie & Fitch bag with another bag inside it.

Tirado said Meadows gave him permission to look inside her bags.

In an arrest report, Tirado wrote that one of the bags had been altered to thwart shoplifting detection devices.

Inside the altered bag, Tirado said he found two pieces of Guess clothing worth a combined $89 and with the electronic, anti-shoplifting sensors still attached.

Following her arrest, Meadows told Tirado that she borrowed the altered bag from a friend in Jacksonville to steal clothing.

Meadows was being held at the Alachua County jail on Wednesday.

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