On Tuesday. November 26, 2013, Corporal, J. Maletto of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft.
Loss prevention personnel observed two females select items of merchandise and place them into a shopping cart. They then attempted to leave the store by passing all points of purchase without paying.
The value of the merchandise was over $200.00.
Tiffany Stacy Smith, 23, of Washington DC, and Derkia Denise Hopkins, 23, of Lusby, were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.
Both were charged with Theft Under $1,000.00.
Both Tiffany Stacy Smith and Derkia Denise Hopkins appeared before District Court Commissioner, Jake T Karaczynski on November 26, 2013, and were released on their own personal recognizances.
Hopkins is currently on probation for a theft arrest in December of 2012.