Woman Known as ‘Thieving Margie’ Facing 11 Court Cases

A 57-year-old Racine woman, Margie Jean Phillips, is facing dozens of criminal charges in 11 separate court cases in Racine and Milwaukee counties, according to online court records.

Most of the charges against Phillips are in connection with thefts and attempted thefts of alcohol from several area grocery stores.

Phillips is reportedly banned from multiple grocery stores, including a Pick ‘n Save in West Allis and the Festival Foods in Mount Pleasant… KCTV5 News According to police, she is known to some as “Thieving Margie.”

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According to eight criminal complaints filed by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday:

Sept. 17: The Mount Pleasant Police Department was called to Festival Foods, 5740 Washington Ave., for a report of a theft allegedly committed by Phillips.

While Phillips was being searched, an officer reported finding “several clothing items that were likely stolen from Kohl’s” plus a package of sausages that had not come from either Festival Foods or Kohl’s, and had reportedly come from a prior unnoticed theft from a Piggly Wiggly. Alcohol from Piggly Wiggly also was found on Phillips, according to police…

Oct. 21: Phillips allegedly tried to walk out of Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave., with a porterhouse steak, 10 T-bone steaks, three ribeye steaks, a bottle of Tanqueray Gin, a bottle of Goldschläger and a bottle of New Amsterdam Vodka — worth a combined total of $197.75. She returned the items when confronted, but was recognized as a suspect from a shoplifting incident the prior month… KCTV5 News

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