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Linton Woman Wanted After Attempting To Steal Gummy Worms From Store

Last updated on Thursday, September 26, 2013

(LINTON) - A warrant was issued Tuesday for the arrest of a Linton woman accused of attempting to steal a package of gummy worms and a couple of juice drinks from a convenience store.

The Greene County Daily World reports that Brenton is also accused of stealing a pouch of tobacco during a separate visit to the store.

Marie Brenton will be facing two counts of Class D felony theft in Greene Circuit Court.

According to Linton Police Det. Duane Collenbaugh, the owner of Jim's Petro Plus in Linton suspected Brenton of taking a pouch of tobacco from the store on September 1 and after reviewing video surveillance footage confirmed his suspicions and called police.

Brenton then came in the store the next day and put two juice drinks and a package of gummy worms in her purse. After witnessing the event, the owner asked Brenton for her name and she asked why? The owner told her she was a thief and he was calling police.

That is when Brenton allegedly took the items from her purse, apologized and theft the store. The owner called police.

Collenbaugh reported Brenton gave the store owner a different name, and told Collenbaugh she also goes by the other name she gave -- Annie Beadle.

Collenbaugh says both incidents were captured on the store's surveillance video.

When Brenton is arrested she will be held on a bond set at $8,000 surety or ten percent cash.

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