Thurmont woman arrested after allegedly stealing from Westminster Walmart
By Jennifer Turiano
Carroll County Times|
Feb 25, 2019 at 5:15 PM
A Thurmont woman was arrested Friday, Feb. 22, after she allegedly stole kitchen appliances and toilet paper from the Westminster Walmart last summer and failed to appear at her Aug. 29, 2018, court date.
Elizabeth Carol Waughtel, 27, was charged with one count each of theft between $100 and $1,500, and conspiracy to commit theft between $100 and $1,500. She was released on $3,500 unsecured personal bond on Friday, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, Westminster police responded to a reported theft at Walmart on June 22, 2018. A Walmart Asset Protection employee told the officer that two days prior, two women loaded a shopping cart with a Betty Crocker deep fryer, KitchenAid mixer and 11-pack of toilet paper before exiting “the store passing all points of sale without paying for the items.”
The deep fryer was valued at $99, the mixer was valued at $458, and the pack of toilet paper was valued at $9.47.
The employee told police that upon reviewing surveillance footage, he observed both women enter a silver Toyota Tacoma and flee the area.
By checking the vehicle’s license plate number, Westminster police located the two women in the city, the report states.
Waughtel could not be reached for comment. A court date is scheduled for April 23.