Woman publicly shamed for stealing from Walmart

, Posted: Fri, July 11 2014 at 3:01 PM, Updated: Fri, July 11 2014 at 3:28 PM

Woman publicly shamed for stealing from Walmart

Starke, Fla. -- (KGW News) A woman was ordered by a judge to hold a sign telling the world she stole from a local merchant as part of her punishment.

Deputies say 21-year-old Tia Grissett and 23-year-old Isaac Simmons attempted to steal two air purifiers from a Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 14500 S. U.S. HWY 301 in April.

A Loss Prevention officer noticed Grissett and Simmons loading two boxes of new air purifiers into their vehicle. The officer asked them if they had a receipt for the items. They told the officer they did not have a receipt because they were attempting to return the items, according a report from the Starke Police Department.

Grissett and Simmons agreed to return to the store to verify their story using video surveillance at the officer's request.

Copyright KOBI-TV. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

What do you think? Sound off on our Facebook page and on Twitter, or leave a comment below.

Leave a Comment:

Note: Comments with profanity are automatically filtered and hidden. Verbal attacks towards others via our comments section will not be tolerated.