MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two Passaic County residents face shoplifting charges in Mount Olive Township.
On July 17, at 5:00 p.m., township police responded to Walmart to investigate a shoplifting complaint, and two previous shoplifting complaints that occurred on July 13, police said.
Walmart security told police that the two suspects were still inside the store. The officer located one suspect, who was identified as Josean Hernandez, 40, of Paterson, as he was exiting the store, police said.
The other suspect, Natalie Alameda, 35, of Paterson, exited Walmart shortly after with a shopping cart full of merchandise, which was valued of more than $395, that she did not pay for at the register, police said.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Hernandez and Alameda had both shoplifted on July 13 on two separate occasions, and removed in excess of $1,765, police said.
Alameda was found to be in possession of four glass pipes with burned residue containing suspected controlled dangerous substance, police said.
Hernandez was charged with shoplifting. Alameda was charged with two counts of shoplifting, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released pending a court appearance.