Woman attempts to shoplift from Home Depot
by Wes Mayer
A woman was arrested Monday after attempting to steal more than $600 worth of equipment from the Newnan Home Depot store.
According to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Crystal Joy Holloway, 25, had a method to her shoplifting. Holloway would first purchase expensive items from Home Depot and take them to her car.
She would then re-enter the store with her receipt, grab one more of each of the expensive items she just purchased and fill her cart with multiple smaller items. She would then show the cashier her receipt and say she already bought the expensive items and had returned to buy the smaller ones.
She used this trick to steal more than $500 of items from Home Depot in Peachtree City, but the security staff in Newnan caught on to her, Yarbrough said. Authorities were called, and when she attempted to steal a garbage disposal and septic disposal valued at $638, deputies with the Coweta sheriff’s office arrived and arrested her.
The already-purchased items were discovered in Holloway’s vehicle in the parking lot, Yarbrough said. Holloway was charged with theft by shoplifting, and the information relayed to authorities in Peachtree City. Holloway’s sister was also waiting in the car with Holloway’s 3-month-old child but was not charged.