POLICE: Louisville woman arrested for shoplifting used sister's name
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman is accused of shoplifting from two local stores and giving police her sister's name when she was arrested.
According to an arrest warrant, 49-year-old Toni Marie Maddox stole merchandise valued at $683.50 from Victoria's Secret on Shelbyville Road on July 24, 2014. Police say Maddox and an unnamed accomplice entered the business carrying bags, filled them with items from the store, and then left without paying.
A store employee followed Maddox, according to police, and wrote down the license plate number of the Dodge Neon as it left the parking lot. Police contacted the owner of the vehicle, who able to identify Maddox and her accomplice.
About two weeks later, on Aug. 5, 2014, police say Maddox and an accomplice filled two carts with items from the ValuMart in the 1200 block of Bardstown Road and left the store without paying. Police say the pair drove away in a silver Chevy Impala, and were followed by store security. The security officer continued following the Impala on Bardstown Road while calling police. The officer flagged down a West Buechel Police officer, who stopped the Impala.
According to the arrest warrant, LMPD officers were called to the scene. During questioning by an LMPD detective, police say Maddox signed "Tara Maddox" on a citation and gave a false date of birth.
The detective subsequently learned that Maddox allegedly used her sister's name. He was able to verify that after interviewing Tara Maddox and recognizing that she was not the person he cited.
LMPD officers arrested Maddox on July 9, 2015, in the 2200 block of Oak Street.
Maddox is now facing several charges, including shoplifting, identity theft, forgery and giving an officer a false name or address,
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