Thibodaux police: She had the cash but stole anyway

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THIBODAUX, LA (WGNO) — Thibodaux police say 28-year-old Rhaneka Mathews took items from a store’s shelves then tried to return them at the customer service desk.

Police say it happened at about 12:30 Friday afternoon, January 8th.  They say they were notified about what was happening and arrested Mathews before she left the store.

According to police, Mathews has prior convictions for theft, so this latest case brought a felony charge.  They also say she had enough money in her purse to cover the cost of the items.

At last word, Mathews posted a $15,000 bond and was released from the parish jail.