Arkansas Couple Charged In Theft At Local Walmart

Thursday, May 08, 2014

An Arkansas couple caught on security footage stealing a wallet from a man at Walmart denied any knowledge of the incident to police and said they were only in town for a funeral.

Jeffrey Forsythe was at the tire center of Walmart when he said he glimpsed a man, Eddie Lloyd, taking his wallet off the counter. He said Lloyd then tried to hide the wallet behind his wife, Misty Lloyd. 

According to police, Ms. Lloyd then hid the wallet inside her purse.

Police said she continued to deny knowledge of the theft and the wallet's location even after she was told about the security camera. They also said she even dumped out her purse on the street to show it was not there. 

However, when police told her she was facing theft charges and returning the wallet would look better in court, Ms. Lloyd admitted to hiding the wallet in the Chinese Buffet in Walmart.

When police found the wallet, $40 in cash was missing. 

When the couple refused to turn themselves in, police physically arrested them and charged them both with theft under $500.

Both appeared before Judge Gary Starnes Thursday morning. Charges against Lloyd were dropped because of lack of evidence, but Ms. Lloyd received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days. She was also ordered to give Mr. Forsythe $40 in restitution.

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