Woman Facing Charges for Retail Theft and Corruption of a Minor

A Columbia woman is facing charges for retail theft and for the corruption of a minor after she stole from Walmart and a teen accompanying her was found in possession of a loaded gun, according to police.

On Saturday afternoon, police were dispatched to Walmart on East Main Street in Ephrata Township for a shoplifting complaint. A Walmart employee told police that a woman, accompanied by a teenage girl, had filled a cart with merchandise, and walked out of the store without paying for any of the items.

Officers were given a detailed description of the suspects, vehicle registration, and the direction in which the suspects left. Police say they apprehended Brandy Bish, 36, less than a block from the Walmart, along with the teen girl.

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During their apprehension, police say the teen was found in possession of Bish’s purse which had a loaded 9MM handgun. The total value of the merchandise stolen was $1,028…  Fox43 News

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