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Belleville Walmart purse theft suspects behind bars

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Lori J. Vannoy (left) and Michael J. French were arrested for allegedly stealing purses from women shopping at the Belleville Walmart on multiple occasions. Both are being held at the St. Clair County Jail on $30,000 bond. By KMOV Web Producer Lori J. Vannoy (left) and Michael J. French were arrested for allegedly stealing purses from women shopping at the Belleville Walmart on multiple occasions. Both are being held at the St. Clair County Jail on $30,000 bond. By KMOV Web Producer
Lori J. Vannoy, 36, of Belleville, was charged with one Felony count of Theft Over $500 and four misdemeanor counts of Theft Under $500. Vannoy is being held at the St. Clair County Jail on $30,000 bond. By KMOV Web Producer Lori J. Vannoy, 36, of Belleville, was charged with one Felony count of Theft Over $500 and four misdemeanor counts of Theft Under $500. Vannoy is being held at the St. Clair County Jail on $30,000 bond. By KMOV Web Producer
Michael J. French, 40, of Fairview Heights, faces five felony counts of Subsequent Offense theft. His bond was set at $30,000 and is being held at the St. Clair County Jail. By KMOV Web Producer Michael J. French, 40, of Fairview Heights, faces five felony counts of Subsequent Offense theft. His bond was set at $30,000 and is being held at the St. Clair County Jail. By KMOV Web Producer

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Charges have been filed against two suspects who allegedly stole several purses from Walmart customers.

Both 36-year-old Lori J. Vannoy of Belleville and 40-year-old Michael French of Fairview Heights were charged with multiple counts of theft.

Vannoy faces one felony theft charge and four counts of Theft under $500, a misdemeanor. French was charged with five felony counts of Subsequent Offense theft.

The Belleville, Swansea, O'Fallon and Southwestern Illinois College Police departments all participated in the investigation and arrests of the suspects.

Vannoy and French are being held on $30,000 bond at the St. Clair County Jail.

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