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Muncy Creek area woman charged

By Staff | Nov 30, 2010

A Muncy Creek Township woman has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing a purse that another woman accidentally left in a shopping cart at Walmart in Montoursville, according to borough police.

Laura Marie Waltz, 51, of 509 Pepper St., stole Karla Rodriguez’s purse from a cart at the store at 1015 N. Loyalsock Ave. about 5 p.m. on Sept. 20, police said.

Store video caught Waltz removing the purse from the cart, police said. Investigators traced the woman’s steps back to a checkout counter, where she used a check to pay for merchandise, police said.

Following her arraignment Monday before District Kenneth T. Schriner Jr., Waltz was released on $2,500 bail.