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Up in smoke: Two Oklahoma women accused of shoplifting $100K worth of cigarettes

Source: Tulsa Police Department

Apr. 15 2021, Updated 9:12 a.m. ET

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Two Oklahoma women are accused of lifting six-figures worth of cigarettes from drug stores and then selling them. 

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According to the Tulsa Police Department, last September, officers from the Street Crimes Unit began investigating serial cigarette thieves who stole about $100,000 worth of smokes from Tulsa and Oklahoma City stores.

“The suspects were known to enter a Walgreens and carry bags full of cigarettes out the store without paying,” police said.

Last week, authorities arrested Jessica Barnett on four counts of grand larceny and two counts of petit larceny. 

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Barnett allegedly admitted to stealing from at least one Walgreens every night for 30 days and selling the contraband to an area convenience store.

Police were able to recover “numerous” cartons and packs from the Tulsa business, KTUL reported.

On April 13, the Street Crimes Unit also apprehended Americca Brown in connection with the case. She now faces charges of six counts of grand larceny, pattern of criminal offenses, and larceny from a retailer.

According to KTUL, Brown allegedly has two previous arrests in Oklahoma City for committing large thefts. 


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