Woman allegedly uses stolen ID at Poulsbo Walmart
November 30, 2012 · Updated 1:39 PM
POULSBO — A Seattle woman is charged with forgery after allegedly attempting to pay for items at the Poulsbo Walmart with a check from a bank account that was established with a stolen ID.
Bobbie D. Catton, 47, was charged in Kitsap County District Court Nov. 8.
Poulsbo Police responded to a report of theft in progress at Walmart on Olhava Way Sept. 21 about 9 p.m. Security staff reported a man and a woman filling up a shopping cart “with a large number of expensive and commonly shoplifted items.” The male suspect was allegedly seen on surveillance footage removing security packaging from an item.
According to the report, the woman tried to pay for the merchandise with a check, and when the check was declined the two left the store, setting off security alarm sensors at the door.
The Poulsbo police officer approached the two in the parking lot, where they were heading for a white truck. The items found in the man’s pockets could not be proven to be stolen from Walmart, and the two were free to leave, but they left the truck.
The officer eventually found the truck had been reported stolen and its license plates switched with those from another vehicle. According to the police report, the owner of the truck was located in Seattle via the truck’s VIN number. The truck’s owner reported her purse, keys and truck had been stolen Sept. 3.