Tuesday, January 10, 2017



Woman charged with stealing pocketbooks from Walmart shoppers

TOWN OF ULSTER – A Saugerties woman has been arrested by Ulster Town Police for allegedly stealing pocketbooks from three women’s shopping carts while inside the Walmart store.

Judith Bell, 49, was arrested on Saturday, January 8 following an investigation into the thefts of the personal property. Police said the pocketbooks were stolen while the customers’ attention was diverted.

Bell was charged with five counts of felony grand larceny and three misdemeanor counts of petit larceny.  She was sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

The Ulster Police Department was assisted in the investigation by Walmart Asset Protection.


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