Woman faces felony theft charge after allegedly trying to leave Shaw’s with $9.98 in items

Posted Sept. 05, 2013, at 12:12 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A woman with three prior convictions for theft is now facing a felony charge after leaving Shaw’s with unpaid items Wednesday, police said.

Heather Sabattus, 28, of Indian Township attempted to leave the Main Street supermarket with approximately $9.98 in unpaid items, according to Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards.

Sabattus was confronted by store loss prevention staff and police responded quickly, according to Edwards.

Sabattus, who was cooperative during the investigation, was taken into custody and brought to Penobscot County Jail, from where she was later released on bail.

A felony theft charge is a Class C offense that carries a maximum of five years in prison.