June 25, 2018
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Woman accused of stealing lingerie from adult store, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville woman with a lengthy number of theft convictions on her rap sheet is facing more charges after a theft at an adult store, according to police.

Rachel Rogers, 31, who has “at least 10 convictions for theft and forgery since 2003,” according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey, is accused of two counts of felony theft after stealing two different lingerie items from the Treasure Chest 2 on Sanger Avenue Monday evening.

Officer Tristan Russell was sent to the location around 5:30 p.m. Monday after it was reported a woman had stolen lingerie from the store, Rumsey said Tuesday. After reviewing surveillance footage, Russell was able to identify a suspect stuffing merchandise in a sweatshirt as Rogers, as the officer has familiarity with the suspect, according to Rumsey.

After Russell went back to the police station to start his investigation, it was reported Rogers had returned to the scene of the crime and had concealed another lingerie item in her sweatshirt, Rumsey said, but this time, she didn’t get far.

Russell detained Rogers while she was paying for what Rumsey described as a novelty item, and after she was detained, procured the second lingerie item she had concealed to the officer.

Rogers was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of felony theft, Rumsey said. She was also on probation for a theft conviction earlier this year.

A probation hold was placed on Rogers and she was brought to the Kennebec County Jail, where she remained Tuesday, a jail official said.

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