Westmont Woman Charged in Reported Rite Aid Shoplifting
It took a while to track down 29-year-old Aleisha Schaefer, but she was eventually slapped with a disorderly persons offense.
The perpetrator had already fled the scene when police arrived that day. The manager reported to them that he had observed a woman taking several boxes of laxatives and other products. Police said he confronted her at the front of the store, and asked her to remove the contents of her purse.
She pushed past the manager and fled in a vehicle that police traced to a Woodlynne address. The owner of the car told them she had met a girl in Camden and gave her a ride to pick up a prescription.
Eventually, detectives tracked down Aleisha Schaefer, 29, of Westmont, as the alleged shoplifter in question. Schaefer had been arrested in Atlantic County on an unrelated charge. She was charged with a disorderly persons shoplifting offense, and she was put in the Camden County jail after failing to meet a $500 full-cash bail.