The woman was accused of attempting to conceal the items in storage bins and leave the store without paying for them, court papers state. Last week, the woman, Sacha Madorin-McGregor, was charged with one count of first-degree theft, for allegedly trying to take the items. Her arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday in Thurston County Superior Court.
When loss prevention officers attempted to interview Madorin-McGregor at the Olympia Target on Oct. 5, she began to hyperventilate, told the officers she had cancer, was psychotic and took medication that caused memory loss, court papers state. Medical officials summoned to the scene said that she was deliberately hyperventilating.
The previous day, Madorin-McGregor entered into an agreed order in Tumwater Municipal Court placing her in a diversion program after she had allegedly concealed merchandise in plastic storage bins and left the Tumwater Fred Meyer store without paying, court papers state.
Madorin-McGregor has a felony conviction from 2010, for second-degree identity theft and possession of stolen property. In that case, she was convicted for stealing from Camp Solomon Schechter when she was a business manager there in 2009. She used the organizations credit card to purchase personal items, court papers state. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail after her conviction.