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Woman accused of concealing plumbing materials in pants

Idena Thomas. Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department Idena Thomas. Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A 40-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting after concealing $43.72 worth of plumbing materials in her pants at a Home Depot on Tuesday, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report.

Idena Michelle Thomas was detained in the loss prevention office when Myrtle Beach Police arrived at the store on Oak Forest Lane, according to the report. The loss prevention employee told police that at about 12:30 p.m., he saw Thomas select the items, two copper plumbing fittings, and then conceal them in her pants. The employee followed Thomas as she passed the registers without paying.

Thomas was taken to Myrtle Beach Jail and a citation with issued for shoplifting.

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