TOTALLY HITS RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On October 8 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Kentaijhia T. Richmond, 18, 2140 10th Street, Lake Charles, for taking merchandise valued at $834.67 from a local store. The investigation revealed Richmond, along with another woman, were captured on surveillance video placing items inside a purse and a shopping cart and left the store without paying for them. When the two were confronted by store security they fled, but it was discovered Richmond left behind her wallet that contained her driver’s license.

Richmond later called and then arrived at the Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to recover her wallet. She was then interviewed by detectives where she confirmed she had participated in the theft. At first Richmond refused to identify the other woman with her in the store but after more questioning by detectives, she provided the correct identity of her.

Surveillance images were compared to known booking photos which aided in identifying the other woman who has not been arrested yet but charges are pending.

Richmond was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft of goods.

Judge Sharon Wilson set her bond at $2,500.

CPSO Detective James Leubner is the lead investigator on this case.

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