Diaper dump: Two women accused of stealing from Coconut Point store

Jessica Dawn Barker

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Jessica Dawn Barker

— Two Lehigh Acres women are accused of stealing clothes Monday from a Coconut Point Mall girls clothing store while two children were with them.

Martina P. Samuel, 19, of the 2500 block of 7th Street and Jessica Dawn Barker, 27, of the 4000 block of 3rd Street, were each charged with grand theft and use of an anti-shoplifting countermeasure device. Barker was additionally charged with resisting a merchant in the recovery of the items.

According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports:

Elicinia A. Roundtree, 21, who works for Justice, 23141 Fashion Drive, Estero, told deputies the two women and a child went into a dressing room while another child stayed outside the rooms. Roundtree heard a clicking sound and recognized it as the anti-theft tags being removed. The children’s sex, age and names were not in the report.

The women left the dressing rooms and the bags they were carrying appeared fuller. One woman asked Roundtree to throw away a diaper and she discovered the diapers had the anti-theft devices inside.

She asked the women to return the items, but they refused, shoved Roundtree aside and fled. Roundtree got the license plate number from the car they were in and a deputy later found it at Barker’s house.

Deputies spoke with the two women and found additional items from other, undisclosed Coconut Point Mall stores. The items from Justice were found in the house.

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tomcatnurse writes:

Why do stupidity and greed go together? Those kids should be removed; the women are not smart enough to take care of them. Really good role models, those 2.

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