HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Stephen Manney charged Ms. Erin Allred, 30, Morristown, with theft, on Wednesday, March 18.
Officer Manney was called to the Walmart in Cedar Knolls for a report of an iPad being stolen from an employee of the store.
The employee states he was stocking shelves and was using his iPad to take inventory and left the iPad on a shelf while checking other shelves for merchandise. When he walked back to where he left his iPad it was no longer there.
A check of the surveillance video showed a black female taking the iPad from the shelf and placing it in her backpack and then leaving the store. With the help of the surveillance video, the license plate was observed which was used to identify Ms. Allred.
Officer Manney was able to locate Ms. Allred the next day driving the vehicle she left the Walmart in. She was stopped and after a brief investigation, she turned over the iPad to Officer Manney.
She was charged with theft of moveable property and was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while suspended and parking in a handicap spot without a placard. She was advised of her court date and was released.
Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.