Racine police say a 37-year-old woman is facing misdemeanor retail theft charges for stealing 10 bottles of nail polish from a local nail salon.
According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched at 5:52 p.m. July 8 to Nailed It, 330 Main Street, for a report of shoplifting. When police arrived, the owner told them that a woman wearing black pants and a black t-shirt with the Tennessee Fire Dept. logo had stolen 10 bottles of nail polish by putting them in her purse. The theft actually happened around 4:45 p.m. the same day, and store surveillance video captured the incident.
Police say they checked the immediate area but could not locate the suspect, later identified as Sanders. A few days later, though, the owner of the store phoned RAPD to let them know that they found Sanders on Facebook, and she was the suspect in question. Officers compared photos of Sanders online with the store surveillance video and confirmed there was a match.
Sanders was taken into custody Monday on an unrelated warrant for failure to pay child support. She was subsequently charged with obstruction for admitting that she lied on Dec. 26, 2014 about injuries she sustained from falling when she was drunk and trying to pick a fight with her then-boyfriend. At the time. police arrested the man on battery and disorderly conduct, both with domestic abuse assessments, but Sanders admitted the man only grabbed her hoodie and pushed her away from him so he could leave their shared residence.
The defendant remains in the Racine County Jail on $100 cash bond stemming from the shoplifting charge. Sanders was assigned a $300 signature bond for the obstruction charge. Her next court date for both cases is August 20.