A 20-year-old woman suspected of stealing more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from a Hemet retail outlet that she may have targeted multiple times was being held Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Elizabeth Viviana Ivon of Hemet was arrested and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning Wednesday on suspicion of grand theft and shoplifting.
According to Hemet police Lt. Eric Dickson, about 7 p.m. Saturday, Ivon allegedly went through the Marshalls in the 2700 block of Florida Avenue and grabbed numerous items, then left without paying for them.
Detectives obtained security surveillance video from the date of the alleged theft, as well as other dates when the suspect allegedly snatched items, Dickson said.
Clips from the surveillance tapes were posted to social media, leading to Ivon being identified as the alleged perpetrator, the lieutenant said.
He said detectives tracked her to a motel on Florida, where she was taken into custody without incident Wednesday afternoon.
The investigation revealed the alleged theft Saturday resulted in a loss of $1,500 worth of goods. However, some of the merchandise was seized from the suspect’s room, according to Dickson.
Losses connected with the other alleged thefts were not provided.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the police department at 951-765-2400.
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