From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department arrested a Clay woman after a reported theft at Kohl’s off Chalkville Mountain Road.
According to the police report, officers were called to the store on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 12:20 p.m. A person inside the store told officers they observed a woman concealing several items in her purse, diaper bag and on her person, then walking out without paying.
The woman, who police said had a child with her, was arrested and could be charged with a felony because of the dollar value of the items reported stolen. Those items included 15 pieces of jewelry, 30 pieces of clothing/furs, 17 assorted cosmetics/fragrance, and one candle.
According to the report, officers allowed the woman to call her mother to come pick up the child.
Heather Alecia Kirkwood, 31, of Clay, is now facing a charge of theft of property third degree, for an amount of $500 – $1499.
She was transferred from the Trussville City Jail to the Jefferson County Jail. Kirkwood posted a $10,000 bond on Jan. 23 and was released from custody.
Kirkwood is considered innocent until proven guilty.