Woman jailed for retail theft

An Elmira, N.Y. woman was recently incarcerated by Athens Township police on a charge of retail theft.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Angela Ann Smith, 36, was arrested March 5 after police said she attempted to return $666 worth of clothing, jewelry and perfume items to the Peebles store on Elmira Street.

Police said Smith attempted to return the items without having paid for them. Some of the items still had security tags on them, police said.

Smith was arraigned March 5 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Smith's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 18.

Unauthorized charges

State police are investigating the report of fraudulent charges made to the checking account of a Tuscarora Twp. resident on Feb. 27 at approximately 11:35 a.m. from a retail store in Bristol.

Police said the victim is a 39-year-old female.