4 Women Arrested For Theft In Franklin

Posted at 5:14 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 18:14:53-05

Four women have been arrested on charges of felony theft at Cool Springs Galleria.

Officers posing as shoppers saw the four suspects stealing at Victoria’s Secret. The officials then followed the women around the mall and to their vehicle.

Authorities said they stopped the women and recovered around $2,000 in stolen merchandise from a variety of stores at the Galleria.

The stolen items included 71 bottles of lotion, body spray, candles, and cologne, as well as multiple items of clothing.

Officials said 19-year-old Lavosia A. Haggard and 30-year-old Brittny C. Jackson were charged with felony theft. Their bonds were set at $25,000 each.

Latavia A. Haggard, age 25, was charged with felony theft, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $30,000.

Authorities charged 25-year-old Markita Owens with  felony theft and filing a false report for lying about her identity. Officials set her bond at $50,000.

All four women were from Chattanooga. They have been scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. January 7.