FORT MYERS — For the second time in less than a month three people from Immokalee have been accused of stealing from a Lee County Walmart store.
Laura Facio, 24; Mary Ramirez, 28 ; and Johnny Ramirez, 22, who all list the 900 block of Durango Lane as their address, each face charges of retail theft of more than $300 while coordinating others in the most recent arrest Wednesday.
Mallory Chapa, 18, was arrested on charges last month along with the others.
According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports:
The most recent charges were filed after surveillance video from the Walmart at 114821 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in South Fort Myers was viewed and the loss prevention officer recognized them as the same ones involved with a theft from the store at 4770 Colonial Blvd. The loss prevention officer had not previously reported the theft to the Sheriff’s Office due to the lack of identification of the suspects.
The three entered the Six Mile Cypress store, selected numerous clothing, grocery and general merchandise items. Two of the suspects put them in a bag and left the store. Facio and an unnamed suspect were stopped, but neither had a receipt for the $526.10 in items and fled.
In the other incident on Colonial, a loss prevention officer told deputies that four people were seen shoplifting items, sometimes in excess of $1,000 during the past few weeks. Until May 12, they had not been detained.
The people went into the store, purchased two area rugs and two gazebos, and placed them in their vehicle. They returned to the store, took the same items, and left the store using the previous receipt as proof to leave the store with the stolen items, valued at $363.92.
Facio also used Walmart bags and put clothing and shoes valued at $154.52 in them.
The fourth suspect in the Six Mile Cypress incident had not been arrested as of Thursday.