PENNSBORO, W.Va. — Teresa I. Hall, 29, Parkersburg, was charged with shoplifting (second offense) and conspiracy after Sgt. C. M. Snodgrass, West Virginia State Police, reviewed security footage from Ace Hardware in Pennsboro.
Casey J. Kiggans, 31, Parkersburg, was charged with shoplifting (first offense), conspiracy and driving suspended for the same incident.
Manager Sam Hall reported to the officer that a white male and female took a Milwaukee ion battery from the store, with a value of $199.99.
Video showed the couple getting out of a green Ford SUV and coming in Ace. She was carrying a large black and white “cow print” bag and the battery. He was carrying a DeWalt grease gun.
The female went out of sight of the camera momentarily, and came back just carrying the bag. They then attempted to put the grease gun in the bag, but were unable to do so. The man then laid the grease gun on a shelf.
Both walked out of the store without paying for anything.
Dep. E. L. Coplin, Pleasants County Sheriff’s Department, reviewed the footage and identified the couple as Hall and her live-in boyfriend Kiggans.
Dep. Shannon Huffman, Tyler County Sheriff’s Department, also positively identified Hall.
She has a prior shoplifting conviction in Wood County from 2011.
Both defendants were arrested and released on $1,000 cash/surety bonds.
If Hall is convicted of second-offense shoplifting, she could spend up to six months in jail and/or pay a fine of $100 to $500.
For conspiracy, she could spend up to one year in jail and/or pay a fine up to $1,000.
If Kiggans is convicted of first-offense shoplifting, he could be fined up to $250.
For conspiracy, the penalty is up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.
Driving suspended could net Kiggans a fine from $100 to $500.
Hall will be represented by Attorney Carl Bryant, and Kiggans by Attorney Scott Wolfe.