Waterville woman with multiple theft convictions arrested again

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, at 2:51 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville woman is facing a felony theft charge over a bottle of perfume, according to police.

Alison Thomas, 33, who has five theft convictions in her past, was arrested on Saturday night around 5:30, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

The trouble started when an employee at Chapter 11, a store in the Concourse, reported Thomas had concealed a perfume bottle in her purse, Rumsey said.

When the employee tried to detain her, Thomas pushed her, threw the bottle of perfume on the floor and left the scene, Rumsey said.

The employee had already called police, so officers were on their way to Thomas’s residence, the deputy chief said.

Thomas was taken into custody without incident when police arrived, Rumsey said. She was charged with theft, a Class C felony due to the priors, and assault, a Class D misdemeanor.

Thomas was released from the police station on $200 bail. She is scheduled to appear in court on March 26.

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