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Woman faces felony shoplifting charge

Kaylee Johnson makes her initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court for a charge of felony shoplifting on Tuesday, October 29. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — A felony charge of Shoplifting has been brought against a woman in Natrona County Circuit Court, according to official court documents.

Kaylee Faith Johnson, age 25, was in law enforcement custody, when she made her initial appearance on October 29, 2019. Shackled hand-and-foot and wearing jail clothing, Circuit Court Judge read the charges to the suspect, and set a bond amount in the case.

Johnson is accused of taking over $1,000 of merchandise from a Casper Walmart, in two incidents.

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An affidavit filed by the Casper Police Department says that officers responded to the East 2nd Street Walmart, in Casper, for a shoplifting report. Employees of the store reported that during the afternoon hours a female suspect had left the store with approximately $700 worth of unpaid-for merchandise.

The suspect was followed to her vehicle by store employees, who provided photographs of the suspect vehicle, including license plate, to investigators.

Through a combination of vehicle records and surveillance images, police say that they identified the suspect as Johnson. Store employees then told officers that they suspected Johnson of a similar theft, on April 24, 2019.

In the April incident, store employees accused Johnson of taking several items totaling approximately $460. Further surveillance images, from the April incident, were provided to officers, who identified the suspect in the photos as Johnson.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.