A 30-year-old Bainbridge Island woman was charged with second-degree theft after she allegedly shoplifted more than $1,300 in health and beauty products from Central Market in Poulsbo.
Stephenie E. Krueger was charged with a felony count of second-degree theft in Kitsap County District Court on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Authorities said Krueger, who has also gone by the name of Stephenie Erin Glover and Stephenie Erin Sage, was stopped by a loss prevention officer from Central Market after she left the grocery on Tuesday, Oct. 8 without paying for a bag of items.
The officer said he watched as Krueger allegedly walked through the store's health and beauty aisles and began placing items in a bag she carried over her shoulder.
She then milled about and talked with a store employee before she met with her boyfriend and left the store without paying for the items. The officer said he stopped her in the parking lot and escorted her back to the store.
Authorities said that $1,312 in merchandise was found in her bag.
Krueger allegedly told a Poulsbo police officer that she had $700 on her card and had planned to pay for the items she took and put the other items back.
Krueger disputed the store officer's version of events. She also said she became distracted when she left the store because she got into an argument with her boyfriend as she was leaving.
The store employee, however, said he did not see the couple arguing as they left.
Krueger was booked into Kitsap County Jail Tuesday and bail was set at $10,000.