PD: Woman Used Kool-Aid Packet Trick to Steal $170 in Groceries

Middletown Police arrested a Stop & Shop shoplifter who they say rang up a 25-cent drink mix over and over again for every item in her carriage.


A 54-year-old city woman with a record of larcenies used a 25-cent Kool-Aid packet to ring up $170 worth of groceries, according to Middletown Police.

On Feb. 2 at 4:08 p.m., police were called to Stop & Shop on East Main Street on a shoplifter, Sheree King, 54, of South Main Street, who was seen by store security ringing up several items with a Kool-Aid pack under them so they rang up at 25 cents, the report says. Police say she paid $2.50 for $170.11 worth of groceries and King admitted to stealing the items.

King was charged with sixth-degree larceny.

According to the Connecticut Judicial website, King has three convictions ranging from 2005-08 on related larceny charges.

Gina Agostini Liebe February 05, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Those self checkouts should be eliminated and replaced with people who want to work.
thomas February 05, 2013 at 04:57 PM
robots and wetbacks are the rage in replacing us
My Opinion February 05, 2013 at 05:44 PM


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