Beatrice Police Make Shoplifting Arrest, After Investigating Merchandise Return

BEATRICE – A 29-year-old man faces an October 9th hearing, after being arrested allegedly trying to return items at the Beatrice Walmart Store, that he had not purchased there.

Clifford Foster’s appearance bond was set at $2,500, after his arrest for alleged felony shoplifting.

Beatrice Police recently were summoned to the Beatrice Walmart Store, on a report of a male and female going to the clothing section, then taking items to a store area to be returned.   Store officials denied accepting a return, because a receipt provided showed items that had been returned to a Lincoln store.  The pair then allegedly left the Beatrice store, without paying for the items, a pair of shoes, socks and a hair coloring kit.

Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle and found the female, but not the male allegedly involved.  Goods taken were found in the vehicle.  The woman then called the male to return to the area of the vehicle stop.

Foster was arrested after he returned to the scene.  Court records indicate Foster has two prior theft-related convictions from 2008 and one conviction in 2007.  He also was convicted in a vehicle theft from 2016 and possession of a stolen vehicle, in 2015.


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