SPENCER, W.Va. – Four residents of Texas are jailed in West Virginia after they were caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart in Spencer. Spencer Police say Michael Anthony Gonzalez, 21, Catelynn L. Chapa, 19, Emmanuel Angel Jesus Zavala, Jr., 19, and a juvenile, all of San Antonio, Texas, were arrested Thursday.
According to the criminal complain, the group was passing through and managed to lift more than $1,400 worth of merchandise from the store. When police probed a little deeper they discovered it may only the the tip of the case.
The four are believed to be part of an organized shoplifting theft ring which travels from state to state ripping off the Wal-Mart in every town they visit.
“There were multiple receipts from multiple stores, multiple Walmarts,” Spencer Police Corporal Greg Nichols told WSAZ Television.
The four are facing charges of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, drug possession, altered drivers licenses and carrying a deadly weapon.