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Elieser Ramos, 29, was charged with felony retail theft, retail theft, and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday. If convicted, Ramos faces up to five years, nine months in prison and/or fines up to $40,000.
According to the criminal complaint, a representative from K-Mart, 5141 Douglas Ave., called the police after discovering that two televisions were missing. The loss prevention officer from Kmart showed a Caledonia Police officer video footage of Ramos using a cutting tool to clip off the electronic alarm and exit the store without paying for it at 7 p.m. Sept. 4.
On Sept. 8, Ramos had his girlfriend’s two children with him. Again cutting off the alarm on the television, Ramos “threw the alarm and the cutting tool behind the desk” at the layaway counter and walked out of the store.
Earlier this week, the Mount Pleasant Police Department contacted the Caledonia Police Department saying that they arrested Ramos on warrants relating to a separate retail theft charge. When the officer confronted Ramos about the thefts, he denied the allegation saying that the person in the video wasn’t him.
Ramos was also out on bail on a pending retail theft charge.