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Woman arrested after posting selfies in a stolen dress

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Jul 21st 2014, 6:00 PM 68,916 33

POLICE INVESTIGATING THE theft of clothing and jewellery from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.


WSIL-TV reports that police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, of West Frankfort, earlier this month on misdemeanor retail theft charges. She’s free on her own recognizance.

Authorities say a distinctive leopard-print dress was among the items stolen July 11 from Mortie’s Boutique in West Frankfort.

The store’s co-owner, Kert Williams, says he posted about the stolen items on Facebook and that people who saw Williams’ posting and those of Saxton made the connection and helped police.


The excuse Saxton gave for the crime was that there was no one in the shop to assist her at the time.

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