78-Year-Old Boca Raton Woman Shoplifts From Saks, Says She Was High
Susan Stone Of West Boca Raton Charged With Grand Theft
BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Susan Stone of West Boca Raton has been arrested and charged with grand theft, according to jail records released to Boca Post by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Susan Stone, 78, of the 10000 block of Spyglass Way, nestled in Stonebridge Country Club of West Boca Raton, has been arrested by the Boca Raton Police Department. Boca Post has been notified that the charge filed is grand theft.
According to an arrest affidavit submitted by the Boca Raton Police Department, officers responded to Saks Fifth Ave at the Town Center At Boca Raton in response to a shoplifter in custody.
Responding officers found Stone in custody after she was apprehended by the store’s loss prevention personnel for shoplifting.
The store’s loss prevention personnel told Police that they observed Susan select two (2) shirts and then conceal them inside a purse. They say that they monitored Susan as she headed to the bathroom and after Susan exited the bathroom, Sak`s employees found five (5) tags for shirts that have been removed in the trash. Store security coordinated with other employees as Susan began walking towards the valet entrance. Store security continued visual surveillance as Susan passed all points of sale without attempting payment and exited the store. After exiting the store, Susan was apprehended and escorted to the loss prevention office to await BRPD. Once inside the office the store security recovered a total of five (5) women`s shirts (Total value: $1,014.80).
The arresting officer reported that Susan told him that she did not realize what she was doing due to using her prescribed marijuana.
It is unclear from the report if the 78-year-old woman, who claimed to be unaware that she was shoplifting, was responsible for driving a vehicle across town to her West Boca Raton home.
Stone was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 7:56 PM on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, and released early the next morning on a $3,000 bond.