Being accused of theft in Texas is very serious. Indeed, Texas has a reputation for being particularly tough on theft. That is why anyone accused of theft should immediately seek out experienced legal representation. Recently, a Texas woman was accused of theft of merchandise from the Houston Premium Outlets, a very popular shopping center with an array of different stores that is frequented by a high volume of shoppers every week.
The woman is accused of theft from four stores at Houston Premium Outlets: Carters, Gap, Osh Kosh, and Express. All of those stores are known for selling trendy items of apparel as well as everyday clothing items.
Police officers say that the accusations were reported to them by employees of the stores. The officers were able to locate and confront the woman and say that they observed her with numerous items that were believed to have been stolen from the stores. She was also reportedly giving items of merchandise to her four children, who were with her at the time. The four children would proceed to put the items into a stroller and then sit in the stroller, effectively concealing the items.
The police officers retrieved the items from the woman, no doubt disappointing the children who had been under the impression that they would be able to keep those items. All of the items were returned to the stores from which they originated. The woman, in the meanwhile, was arrested and booked into a county jail with a $100 bond and charged with theft.
When individuals are charged with theft, they should give the attorney they work with a clear and accurate accounting of what happened. They can also explain any mitigating or personal circumstances that could help their case.