Shoplifter Arrested Selling Stolen Goods on Facebook Marketplace

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A woman is in custody after Tulsa police said they caught her in an online theft conspiracy. Officers said Jessica Bannister stole Yeti products from multiple retailers on multiple occasions, then sold them on Facebook Marketplace.

Court papers state that Bannister had multiple profiles under different names, each selling the stolen items. Officers worked undercover to set up a time to buy the stolen products at three times and locations.

Police said when they caught her, they found the stolen Yeti cups in the back seat of the car. They also found handwritten notes detailing transactions, orders and payments for the products. In the suspect’s apartment, they found more notes detailing businesses in other Oklahoma cities from which they could steal. The president of the Oklahoma Retail Crimes Association said the online marketplaces have incentivized criminals to… Fox23 News

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