Wesley Chapel Woman Busted for Stealing Cabinet Knobs
She said she had anxiety issues that make her commit retail theft, according to an arrest report.
A Wesley Chapel woman was arrested Thursday after deputies say she put four cabinet knobs in her pocket and four in her purse before walking out of a Home Depot store.
According to a Pasco County arrest report, Moraima Martinez-Heredia, 53, was stopped by loss prevention and brought back to the Wesley Chapel store after she was observed taking the knobs past all points of sale.
Martinez-Heredia told the store's loss prevention officer that she has problems with depression and anxiety, which manifest in retail theft, the report stated.
She has a prior felony grand theft conviction and a misdemeanor theft conviction, both out of Hillsborough County, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
The total value of the knobs was $30.32, the arrest report stated.
Martinez-Heredia was charged with retail theft Jan. 31. She remained in the Land O' Lakes jail Friday on an immigration hold, according to the sheriff's office website.