Subjects charged with retail theft.

On 7/27/2013 police were called to Wal-Mart in the 2800 block of East Market Street for a report theft.  Upon arrival their investigation revealed that Jodi Karcinell, 50, of Mt Joy was in custody at the store for failing to pay for  $27.91 worth of cosmetic items.  She was issued a non-traffic citation charging her with Retail Theft, a summary offense in this case. On 7/27/2013 police were called to Kohls Department Store in the 2600 block of Pleasant Valley Road for a reported theft.  Upon arrival their investigation revealed that Christopher Trent, 18, of York was in custody at the store for failing to pay for three bottles of cologne valued at $142.00.  He was issued a non-traffic citation charging him with retail theft, a summary offense in this case. On 7/29/2013 police were called to Wal-Mart in the 2800 block of East Market Street for a reported theft.  Upon arrival their investigation revealed that Ann Starnowsky, 22, of Lancaster, was in custody for failing to pay for assorted merchandise valued at $86.02.  She was issued a non-traffic citation charging her with retail theft, a summary offense in this case. On 7/29/2013 police were called to the Bon-Ton at the Galleria Mall for a reported theft.  Upon arrival their investigation revealed that a female juvenile failed to pay for $48.00 worth of hair care products.  She was issued a non-traffic citation charging her with retail theft and then released to a parent. On 7/30/13 police were called to Wal-Mart in the 2800 block of East Market Street for a reported theft.  Upon arrival their investigation revealed that Abriel Donado, 18 of York, was in custody for failing to pay for $28.36 worth of cosmetics and hair care products.  She was issued a non-traffic citation charging her with retail theft, a summary offense in this case. On 7/31/2013 police were called to K-Mart in the 1000 block of Haines Road for a reported theft.  Upon arrival their investigation revealed that Krista Downin, 25 of York, was in custody for failing to pay for $20.18 worth of household items.  She was issued a non-traffic citation charging her with retail theft, a summary offense in this case.

Retail THEFT STATUTE in PA.

The retail theft statute is separated in four levels of offenses based on the value of the item(s) taken and the number a times a person has been found guilty of retail theft. Summary Offense is charged on a non-traffic citation and is punishable by up to a $250.00 fine and up to 90 days in jail.  A summary offense is applicable when the value of the merchandise is less than $150.00 and it is a first offense. Misdemeanor of the Second Degree- punishable by imprisonment for a term not more than two years and a fine between $250.00 and $500.00.  A Misdemeanor of the second degree is applicable when the charge is a second offense and the value of the merchandise is less than $150.00. Misdemeanor of the First Degree- punishable by imprisonment for a term not more than five years.  A misdemeanor of the first degree is applicable when the charge is a first or second offense and the value of the merchandise is $150.00 or more. Felony of the Third Degree- punishable by imprisonment for a term not more than seven years and at least a $500.00 fine. The individual’s driver’s license can be suspended for 30 days as well.  A felony of the third degree is applicable when the charge is a third or subsequent offense, regardless of the value of the merchandise or if the value of the merchandise exceeds $2000.00.