Four BR women accused of stealing $17,000 of merchandise in MS

MADISON, MS: Four Baton Rouge women have been arrested in Madison, Mississippi accused of stealing $17,000 worth of merchandise.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7th around 2:45pm, employees at a Best Buy in Madison alerted Madison Police to two women inside the store allegedly concealing some items.

Officers responded to the area and began surveillance. While doing so, another set of women were seen exiting the store allegedly with other stolen items and hiding them in a vehicle in the parking lot. After hiding the stolen items, Madison Police say the same women were seen going into the Ulta Beauty. Police said the duo allegedly took several items without paying.

Once the women left the parking lot, officers conducted a traffic stop and recovered the stolen items from Best Buy and Ulta Beauty. The items recovered were in excess of $1,000.00 meaning the women were charged with felony shoplifting.  

While that traffic stop was ongoing, the original two women exited the Best Buy and officers said they saw the duo take “a large quantity of merchandise in the trunk of a vehicle in the parking lot.” Officers were able to detain the two women and recovered several items of merchandise that were not paid for. Both women were charged with felony shoplifting as well because the stolen items were over $1,000.

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The arrested are Mikiara Williams, Dimecia Williams, Lakota Edwards and Rachelle Bindon, all from Baton Rouge.

The four are accused of stealing $17,129 worth of merchandise that was recovered and returned to the two retail stores.

Further investigation revealed the same four women were allegedly responsible for a theft at Best Buy earlier in the month of December.

Charges on each individual are as follows:

Mikiara Williams

  • Felony Shoplifting X 2 
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony
  • NO BOND with a hold for out of state agency

Dimecia Williams

  • Felony Shoplifting X 2 
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony
  • Total Bond: $150,000

Lakota Edwards

  • Felony Shoplifting X 2
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony
  • Total Bond: $150,000

Rachelle Bindon

  • Felony Shoplifting X 2
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony
  • Total Bond: $75,000

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