Tent, vacuum, purse stolen from store in Milton

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MILTON, Ga. – An Alpharetta woman was arrested June 29 after she was allegedly caught stealing more than $800 in merchandise from the Windward Walmart.

Store employees told police they saw Sharla Beth Hamrick, 41, of Ga. 9, Alpharetta, fill her shopping cart up with goods and then try to leave the store without paying for them. Among the items taken were a vacuum cleaner, 3-room tent, jewelry, a purse and fireworks. The total value of the goods was $814, a felony amount.

Hamrick allegedly confessed to the crime and said family and financial problems compelled her to do it.

MH 07-09-14

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