Two arrested after stealing from Walmart

BEDFORD – Two women were arrested after Bedford Police officers were called to Walmart Wednesday after a report of a theft. 

Amanda Gerkins

Police arrested 46-year-old Amanda Gerkins, on charges of theft with a prior conviction and criminal trespassing. Officers issued a summons to appear in court to 42-year-old Patricia Wellman on charges of theft, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

According to police, officers were called to the store at 3:23 p.m. by the loss prevention officer. Gerkins has an arrest history for theft from Walmart and was issued a trespass ordered to stay out of the store. 

Wellman denied the theft accusations, and offered to pay for any items to prevent her getting into trouble. 

Gerkins admitted to “skip scanning” items. Police say the women stole $95.29 worth of merchandise. 

Officers found a vape that contained THC juice in Wellman’s purse.