Keiana Wilson, 40, [left], and Dana Johnson, 18, [the right] were accused of attempting to steal $1900 worth of electronics at a Target on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.
(Keego Harbor Police)
Criminal masterminds they are not.
Two Michigan women are accused of stealing from a Target store that was filled with the police at the time for a “Shop with a Cop” event.
Keiana Wilson, 40, Of Burton, Mich. and Dana Johnson, 18, of Flint, Michigan, were arrested on “felony retail fraud charges,” WXYZ reported.
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On Wednesday, the Bloomfield Township Police Department, along with Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor and Orchard Lake police department hosted a “Shop with a Cop” event on a Target in Bloomfield Township. A 15-officers were in the store helping underprivileged children a gift for their relatives when the two women were seen by store security officers loading a cart filled with $1,900 worth of electronics, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The women allegedly walked into the store with the cart without paying, but not too far.
“The loss prevention (officers) actually held, then they asked for police assistance,” Sylvan Lake Police Sgt. Michael Mondeau said. “The policemen were only about 20 metres away when they tried to walk out of the store.”
Bloomfield Township Police Sgt. Dan Brown said that the women were aware of the officers were in the store at the time, because Johnson completed an officer on their generosity.
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The Keego Harbor Department of the Police informed about the event on Facebook and listed the women accused of stealing in a tongue-in-cheek reference.
“On a side note, there must be a special episode of” Stupid Criminal Minds ” was filmed to life if a person tried to shoplift a bunch of electronics right in the front of about 10 cops,” the Facebook post read. “She came not far. Do NOT TAKE WHAT IS NOT YOURS, it is a simple rule that everyone should live, and the world would be a better place.”
The two women were charged and bond is set at $250,000 for Johnson and $20,000 for Wilson.