Imaginary credit card didn’t work

On August 7, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police responded to Shaw’s Market on McGrath Highway last week on a report of an unwanted person on the premises.

Upon arrival, officers were advised by the store’s loss prevention personnel that a woman, Maxine Davis, 49, of Cambridge, had attempted to shoplift from the store.

The police officers were told that Davis had gone through the self-service checkout device, scanning her groceries. Instead of using a credit card to pay for the items Davis allegedly passed her identification card over the scanner and then attempted to leave the store, according to reports.

At that point Davis was confronted by loss prevention personnel and the store manager and asked to return the groceries and then leave the store.

Davis reportedly told the store staff that she did pay for the groceries and that she was not going to leave the store.

The store manager reportedly told police that Davis had been coming into the store frequently, shoplifting and running out.

In one instance she was reportedly caught in the act and was issued a no trespass order for the store and told not to return there, police said.

In questioning Davis, she reportedly told officers that she was not leaving the store without her groceries, even though she had no receipt for the sale of the items.

Davis was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting by asportation.


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