Warren County, N.J., roommates caught shoplifitng, police say

Tried to take nearly $1,000 of goods from Walmart

Author: , WFMZ.com Reporter
Published: Jun 17 2013 12:51:22 PM EDT
LOWER NAZARETH TWP., Pa. -

Two Warren County, N.J., women who live together tried to go their separate ways when they were nabbed for shoplifting, officials said.

Amy L. DePasquale had $308.93 worth of stolen goods in her shopping cart and Kelsey M. Keller had $674.26 in hers when they were stopped by store security in the vestibule of the Walmart at 3722 Easton-Nazareth Highway, Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton Co., at about 9 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

DePasquale stayed behind with the merchandise she didn't pay for, but Keller left behind her cart and walked out of the store, officials said.

Keller later returned to the store and turned herself in, officials said.

The two first-time offenders live together at 112 Glen Ave., Phillipsburg, N.J., court papers show.

DePasquale, 22, and Keller, 18, were both arraigned early Monday morning on charges of retail theft and receiving stolen property and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $1,500 bail each, according to court documents.

Preliminary hearings for DePasquale and Keller are set for June 27, with DePasquale's at 10 a.m. and Keller's at 10:30 a.m.