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Police say woman stole almost $1,700 worth of energy drinks

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Paula Thompson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Paula Thompson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A Louisville woman was arrested after police say she stole almost $1,700 in merchandise from a Meijer store.

Paula Thompson was arrested just after midnight on Wednesday morning in the 3100 block of Goose Creek Road, near the intersection of Westport Road and N. Hurstbourne Parkway, after she, along with five others, took merchandise from a Meijer store according to police documents. The stolen merchandise came to a total of $1,670.27, according to police.

Police allege that the thefts occurred between the dates of Feb. 23 and Aug. 12. 

Police say the defendants allegedly loaded shopping baskets with Red Bull Energy Drinks and Five-Hour Energy Drinks. The group then pushed the baskets out of the store without paying for the drinks, according to authorities.

Police state that the thefts were recorded on surveillance video.

Thompson is charged with theft and engaging in organized crime.

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