A 21 year old St. Augustine resident is in jail this morning pending $200.00 bail for the theft of two bags, two tank tops and a pair of jean shorts from Bealls Department Store located in Cobblestone Village Shopping Center.
Sarah Joelle Badger was taken into custody last night just before 8:00 p.m. after it was reported to Deputy Robert Taylor that she was observed taking and concealing the merchandise by the storeâ€™s loss prevention officer. The value of the merchandise was set by the store at approximately $65.00.
The loss prevention officer says that he followed Badger when she left the store without paying for the items and when he stopped her outside of the store; she still had the merchandise on her. Badger was held at the security office of the store until deputies arrived to transport her to jail.