Victoria Martin attempts to steal $65 Puma shoes from JCPenney

Victoria Martin attempts to steal $65 Puma shoes from JCPenney

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35-year-old Victoria Martin was at JCPenney when officers conducted a business check on the afternoon of November 28th. Kenneth Payne, the loss prevention manager of JCPenney, advised officers that he witnessed Martin put on one of their beanies, tear the tag off, and put it back. Then, she put on a pair of shoes, placed her shoes into the shoebox, took off those shoes, and put on a Pair of Puma shoes before trying to leave the store without paying. Martin claimed that she was going to get her stepdad, who was outside, to pay for the shoes. Payne wanted to prosecute for shoplifting and provided officers surveillance confirming his version of events. Officers discovered Martin was previously charged with shoplifting in Sumner County in December last year. She was taken into custody for shoplifting.

Victoria M. Martin (MNPD)
Victoria M. Martin (MNPD)

Victoria Martin of AB Wade Road in Portland, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 28th, charged with theft. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $1,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave her pre-trial release from their facility.

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