Police say woman filled bin, didn’t pay

Arrest: She had 152 items at Target

jpawloski@theolympian.comOctober 25, 2012 

A 28-year-old woman began to hyperventilate and told security officers she had cancer after she was detained at the Olympia Target store with 152 items – including CDs, DVDs, Seahawks T-shirts and women’s beauty products.

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 security 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.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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