New Kensington, Pa. – A New Kensington woman faces charges of retail theft and possession of drugs after an employee of the Family Dollar in Central City Plaza observes the shopper concealing multiple items in a bag that belonged to Dollar General.
New Kensington Police arrived on scene and observed Nishee Sanford, age 33 of New Kensington in the rear corner of the story in what appeared as if she was placing items into her bag, attempting to conceal those items. According to the police criminal complaint, Sanford stated that she was putting items in the bag, but she was going to pay for those items.
Sanford was asked if she had any money to pay for the items and replied that she did not. She was then asked if she had a credit or debit card and she replied that she did not. When asked how she was going to pay for the items, Sanford handed the bag over to police.
Total amount of the items was $68.41. Sanford was taken into custody for retail theft. Police also seized an empty stamp bag labeled “Godfather” in red ink. Police say there was also another piece of merchandise, identified as jewelry valued at $3.
Sanford stated that she didn’t know why she stole that piece of jewelry, she thought she took a better piece.
A Preliminary Hearing is scheduled on 03/14/2019 @ 1:15 pm before the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.
Sanford Charges: M2 Retail Theft-Take Mdse 03/02/2019 and M Use/Poss Of Drug Paraphernalia
Sanford is currently in the Westmoreland County Prison County Jail Unable to Post Bail.