A Boca Raton woman was charged after allegedly stuffing a $1,795 purse down a Bloomingdale’s toilet and then shoplifting from Macy’s, police said.
Mercedes Jade Reed-Vaughn, 18, visited the Boca Raton Town Center mall on Tuesday, according to a Boca Raton police arrest report.
A Bloomingdales staffer spotted a woman exiting a bathroom stall, police said. The Bloomingdales employee found a $1,795 Chloe handbag stuffed into the bowl, police said.
Another Bloomingdales employee followed Reed-Vaughn to Macy’s. At Macy’s, Reed-Vaughn attempted to steal $842 worth of merchandise, police said.
Reed-Vaughn was charged with criminal mischief and released from the Palm Beach County jail on a $3,000 bond.
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