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Woman claims she stole pants to pay rent

Rebecca Leigh Sylvest (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Rebecca Leigh Sylvest (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro woman arrested for shoplifting Sunday told police she had a very good reason for doing so. She needed to pay her rent.

An employee with Walmart, 1815 E. Highland, reported seeing Rebecca Sylvest, 28, conceal merchandise then leave the store without paying around 7 p.m. Sunday, according to the initial incident report.

She reportedly took a pair of pants, a pair of jeans and a battery drill, all valued at $122.84.

Sylvest told Officer Nathaniel Cole she “was stealing to give to the people she was renting from as a form of payment.”

Cole then arrested Sylvest and took her to the Craighead County Detention Center.

He cited her with theft of property. She is being held in lieu of a $770 surety bond awaiting a district court appearance

The merchandise was returned to the store.

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