On July 19, 2015 just before the lunch hour, the accused entered a local department store in the City’s East end. She placed numerous items in reusable shopping bags and proceeded to the returns counter and made a single purchase. She was then seen heading back into the store, select more items and came back to the returns counter where she returned items that she had not originally paid for, as well as her first purchase. She was given a gift card for the exchanges. She used the gift card to then make several other purchases however it was for only a portion of what was in her cart.
Once she exited the store she was confronted by Loss Prevention who advised her she was under arrest and she fled the area.
22 year-old Brittany Waite, of St. Thomas is currently wanted for the offences of; Theft Under $5000, Fraud Under $5000, Escape Lawful Custody and Breach of Probation.