Woman arrested at local Wal-Mart

An Augusta woman was arrested Monday for theft by deception at a local Wal-Mart.

Heather Ann Bailey, 23, was seen selecting items from Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road and then returning the items to Customer Service with old receipts, according to a Richmond County incident report.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m.

A complainant stated that he observed Bailey signing the receipts and collecting $89 for the fraudulent returns. The complainant then approached and detained Bailey before deputies handcuffed the 23-year-old and escorted her to the Loss Prevention Office, the report stated.

Bailey’s fraudulent returns included a whiteT-shirt, blue jean shorts, black shorts, cologne, a black belt, men’s socks, a brush, two bottles of hairspray and razors.

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