Duo charged with stealing $35K from Home Depot stores across St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A duo has been taken into custody for allegedly stealing from Home Depot stores.
Detectives said Shelly Hampton, 32, and Kenneth Coleman, 33, stole at least $36,647 worth of items from nine Home Depot stores between Jan. 29, 2021, and May 4, 2022. According to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, they placed a sticker with a code for an inexpensive package of baby wipes on a high-priced item and paid for them at a lower cost at the self-checkout.
Reports also state the two suspects loaded items into shopping carts and pushed them out of the store without paying. They were identified after being seen on surveillance video, and Hampton confirmed the green Chevrolet van used in the thefts belonged to her.
“This wasn’t about need, it was about greed,” said. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell. “Stealing and thefts will not be tolerated in St. Louis County and will be prosecuted.”
The two are held on a $75,000 cash-only bond.
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