Police Say Alleged Shoplifter Planned To Trade Stolen Merchandise For Drugs & Money

Posted Friday, September 14, 2012 --- 10:15 a.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type:
Retail Theft

Incident Date:
09/13/2012 - 2:21 PM

702 N. Midvale Blvd. (Macy's)

Audra E. Haase, age 28, Madison
Ms. Haase was arrested for Retail Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Bail Jumping.

A shoplifter, arrested Thursday afternoon at Macy's, 702 N. Midvale Blvd., had a shopping list and had taken orders for specific merchandise which she planned to trade for drugs and money.

A loss prevention officer stopped the woman after she left the store with 7 Ralph Lauren Polo shirts.

Their retail value is $339.

The 28-year old suspect, who told police she has both a heroin and cocaine habit, also had True Religion jeans on her shopping list; however, she ran out of time and was not able to accommodate requests for trousers.

The suspect had drug paraphernalia, including crack pipes and hypodermic needles in her purse.

She was also in possession of a small piece of paper with clothing sizes listed, as well as numbers and types of garments that had been "ordered".

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