Woman arrested after stealing items from Lowe's, then tries to return them for cash

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – A Jerome woman was charged with burglary after she purchased tools from a Twin Falls retailer and proceeded to return duplicate items picked up after reentering the store.

Goldie Marie Paz, 39, was in Twin Falls County court Friday on charges of felony burglary, following a January incident. Her preliminary hearing is set for April 8. Her bond is set at $30,000.

On Jan. 24 at about 1:26 p.m. Paz is shown entering Lowe’s Home Improvement store, located at 1350 Blue Lakes Blvd. N. in Twin Falls.
Over the next two-and a half hours Paz shops the store and loads up two shopping carts with more than $1,000 worth of merchandise. She buys the merchandise using a relative’s debit card. Lowe’s employees help Paz load the items into the back of her truck.

At about 4:23 p.m., Paz reenters the store. Court documents said from security cameras she was not carrying any bag that would have contained items she’d previously purchased, nor was she pushing and cart full of items. Instead, Paz is shown grabbing an empty shopping cart and filling it with items she had just purchased.

About 10 minutes later, Paz proceeds to the customer service/return area to return three items and buy another. Paz allegedly presents the previous receipts. The returns total $781.22, which was given back in cash to Paz. She pays for a tube of adhesive for $4.95 with cash. Paz is them shown leaving the store with the cash and adhesive.

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