Manassas Journal Messenger | Women charged with clothing theft


Four women and two teenage girls are accused of stealing over $2,000 in merchandise from two stores in the Manassas Mall on Thursday afternoon, a Prince William County police spokesman said.

Security officers in the mall allegedly caught one of the women ripping prices tags off several articles of clothing at Hecht’s department store around 3 p.m., said officer John Bogert, department spokesman.

When police arrived, they went to the suspects’ car and found $2,071 of clothing from Hecht’s as well as J.C.Penney, police said.

Store officials also told police that the six suspects tried to return stolen merchandise to the store for a refund, police said.

Denise D. Mudrey, 39; Alexandra L. Hankinson, 36; Samantha H. Breden, 25; and Megan A. Herrity, all of the same address in Reba, a small town between Roanoke and Lynchburg, were charged with grand larceny, obtaining money by false pretenses and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.

All were held in lieu of $2,500 bond, police said.

A 15-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl, who were identified as daughters of one of the suspects, were also taken into custody and will be charged in the crimes as well, Bogert said.


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