Woman Arrested After Posting Selfie Posing in Allegedly Stolen Dress

That’s one way to show off your new outfit. An Illinois woman was arrested for shoplifting clothing and jewelry after posting a selfie on Facebook in which she was wearing an allegedly stolen dress, according to police in West Frankfort, Illinois. Danielle Saxton, 27, was arrested July 11 after Morties Boutique co-owner Gay Morton learned of the Facebook post from an Internet user that day and reported the theft to the West Frankfort police. Saxton was charged with theft under $500 and failure to appear in court for an unrelated pre-existing warrant, said John Hampton of the West Frankfort police department. Morton, the store owner, said she installed security cameras just two months ago because of potential shoplifters. “I thought [shoplifting] was going on, but I just couldn't catch it,” said Morton, who runs the store with her son. The two also own a real estate company in town. Saxton’s theft was the second incident of shoplifting in the store, located in downtown West Frankfort, a town of about 8,100.



--- Rebecca Ungarino