2½ Years’ Probation for Woman Who Dragged Employee in Theft

A 54-year-old Illinois woman charged with dragging a grocery store employee through a parking lot during a February 2018 theft in Aurora has been sentenced to 2½ years of probation and continued mental health treatment.

Lori R. Federman, of the 100 block of Keck Avenue, Aurora, recently pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and retail theft, both felonies, in connection with theft at a west-side Jewel, according to prosecutors. Her case was set for trial next week in Kane County.

Authorities said Federman was seen shoplifting several items, including meat and vitamins, around 6:15 PM February 19 and a 24-year-old female employee gave chase in the parking lot. After getting into her car, Federman grabbed the female employee’s collar, pulling her partially in and driving off, police said. Federman eventually let go of the employee and left through the parking lot’s east exit. The worker suffered minor injuries that were treated by…. Daily Herald

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