NIAGARA FALLS – A woman who used a bag of mail as part of a shoplifting ruse may have signed her own arrest warrant Friday when she left much of the mail at the scene of the crime.
Police said the woman was caught leaving the Ollie’s store on Niagara Falls Boulevard with a piece of luggage shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. When confronted by a store employee, the woman said the luggage was a Christmas gift and produced a bag of mail from inside it to ”support” her claim, police said. She then fled, leaving behind the luggage and the mail suspected of bearing her name, police added. However, she made off with other shoplifted items, police said.
Police said the mail was addressed to a 19th Street woman.