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Tallahassee woman accused of twice stealing TVs from Walmart

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Posted at 6:59 AM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 02:47:16-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXl) - A Tallahassee woman is accused of stealing four televisions from Walmart by taking them through an unsecured door in the automotive department.

Eva Mae Griggs, 53, remained in the Leon County Detention Center on Wednesday on $17,500 bond after her arrest Monday on two charges of grand theft. She also faces two previous grand theft charges and a charge for dealing in stolen property.

Griggs told a Tallahassee Police Department investigator she could not remember anything about stealing televisions.

On two occasions, Walmart captured Griggs on surveillance video showing her taking televisions from the store, according to a probable cause affidavit.

On Nov. 27, 2017, Griggs entered the Walmart at 4400 W. Tennessee St. after 8 p.m. and placed in a shopping cart an artificial Christmas tree and two flat-screen televisions, one 43" and the other 32." 

When Griggs attempted to leave push the cart out a door, employees stopped her. She later returned to the store and pushed the shopping cart to the automotive department and through an unsecured door leading to the maintenance bay.

Outside the store, she hid the two televisions behind a storage trailer, the court document says. She got her Saturn SUV from the parking lot, loaded the televisions into the vehicle, and drove away.

On Nov. 28, after 1 a.m., Griggs returned to the Walmart and took two 32" flat-screen televisions through the same door into the mechanic bay. As before, she hid the televisions behind the storage trailers, loaded them into her Saturn SUV, and drove away.

She requested a court-appointed attorney.

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