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October 27, 2013

Brother, sister team shoplift at Walmart

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Scott was dispatched to a complaint of a subject shoplifting at Walmart in southern Laurel County on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m.

When Deputy Scott arrived at the scene, he conducted an investigation along with the store’s loss prevention personnel determining that a brother and sister team had allegedly devised a scheme to get money by returning merchandise to Walmart. Allegedly, the brother found an old receipt outside the store that had been discarded. Then the brother went in the store and shoplifted the item. His sister took the stolen merchandise back inside to the Service Desk and returned the item (with receipt) and got her money back.

Peggy L. Cochran, 36, of London was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting); endangering the welfare of a minor; and receiving stolen property under $500.

Cochran had her three children along with her — ages 3, 11, and 13. The older children had not been sent to school.

She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility. Social Services was contacted regarding the children.

Also arrested was Cochran’s brother, Larry L. Cochran, 32, of East Bernstadt. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), and some traffic offenses regarding a maroon colored Windstar Van parked in the parking lot of the store.

 

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