Alleged five-fingered discount at Estero store gets two women four counts of grand theft

Beverly Taylor and Aailyah Jefferson were identified by Lee County Sheriff’s detectives as suspects…

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Two arrested for alleged thefts

Two Fort Lauderdale women face charges in thefts at Estero shopping centers

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Two Fort Lauderdale women are free on $10,000 bond after they were arrested and charged with the theft of candles and beauty products from Estero area stores.

Beverly Shanolia Anqunette Taylor, 24, and Aailyah Latricia Jefferson, 26, were identified by Lee County Sheriff’s detectives as suspects in the theft of 55 candles from Bath & Body Works at Miromar Outlets.

Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kaitlyn Pearson said the two women placed the candles in shopping bags and walked out of the store without paying.

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She said the two women also visited a Bath & Body Works store at Coconut Point an hour before the Miromar thefts and made off with multiple beauty products.

Pearson said the women have been linked to thefts at two other Bath & Body Works locations in Southwest Florida.

The two women were identified by Sheriff’s Office detectives using surveillance camera footage.

Taylor and Jefferson were charged with two counts of grand theft. They were released on bond Thursday morning and will be arraigned April 26.

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