JCPD: Woman lured mentally challenged man into helping her shoplift at Walmart

Elizabeth Renee Laws
Elizabeth Renee Laws

Johnson City, TN (WJHL) —  Johnson City Police released new information about an investigation recently featured in Monday’s Most Wanted.

Police want to find Elizabeth Renee Laws, 34, Midway Rd., Elizabethton, so they can charge her with theft over $1,000.

wal-mart-shoplifter-female_resized According to JCPD Detective Don Shepard, Laws has been identified as the woman who was caught on surveillance cameras stealing $1,200 merchandise.

Initially, police said they were looking for a woman and a man seen pushing shopping carts filled with items out the from door of Walmart on Browns Mill Road in Johnson City.

Thursday, Detective Shepard said the man in the video has been located but will not be charged. Shepard said police now believe Laws approached a mentally challenged man in the Walmart parking lot and convinced him to help her commit the crime.

If you have any information, call the Crimestoppers Hotline: 434-6158.

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