Women accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of products at supermarkets
Two women have been arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of products at local Fry's Food and Safeway stores.
According to police, Rebecca Reyes and Danielle Williams, both 28 years old, allegedly hit dozens of stores over a span of about three months. There were allegedly several women involved, but as of Thursday, Reyes and Williams are the only ones in custody.
Reyes and Williams allegedly stole nearly $6,000 worth of products from 27 Fry's Food Stores and Safeways around the Valley. According to court paperwork, the thefts happened from August 3 until October 18.
In every incident, the women allegedly displayed the same behavior, putting items into bags they brought into the stores, and then walk out without making an attempt to pay. Typically, there would be someone waiting in a car for them in the parking lot.
Police reportedly discovered that Reyes and Williams have OfferUp accounts, where they were selling the diapers, hair products, laundry detergent, and razors they allegedly stole, usually right after the crime.
According to police, this is typical for organized retail thieves.
Both women are now charged with alleged fraudulent schemes, which is a Class 2 felony. According to court paperwork, both women have prior convictions, including theft and drug charges.
Both women are currently on probation.