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3 arrested in separate Mount Olive shoplifting incidents at same Walmart

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Police have arrested three people in separate shoplifting incidents at the same Mount Olive Township Walmart.

Nannette G. Gonzalez, 25, of Jersey City was arrested on March 23 at the Walmart at 40 International Drive South in the Flanders section of the township.

Loss prevention told police that Gonzalez was allegedly observed removing a tag from an item and placing it in her bag. Loss Prevention then observed her fail to pay for the item at checkout. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that she had also placed multiple other items in her bag prior to checkout. The merchandise totaled $170.00, police said.

Then on March 24, Scott D. Osborne, 49, of Hopatcong Borough, was arrested at the same Walmart.

Osborn was allegedly observed by loss prevention placing $175.97 worth of items in a bag, then attempting to leave the store without purchasing the items, police said.

Then on March 26, Carlos A. Mercado, 28, of Jersey City, was also arrested at the same Walmart.

Mercado was allegedly observed by loss prevention removing $117.02 worth of merchandise from its packaging and placing it in his pockets. He then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.

All three were charged with shoplifting and released pending court appearances, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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