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Woman shoplifts using self-checkout, dumps vehicle during police pursuit

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 15:45:58-04

HENRICO, Va. — Police eventually caught up with a woman who they said stole from Walmart, fled security when questioned, fled police and then abandoned her vehicle during pursuit.

The incident began when 31-year-old Alicia Franshawn Crumedy was shopping in the 7900-block of Brook Road, on Sunday, April 3.

Loss prevention reported that Crumedy concealed items in her basket and did not scan them after using the self-checkout register. Loss prevention attempted to detain her and she fled in a vehicle.

Henrico Police located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, but Crumedy ignored officers. A pursuit was initiated and ended on the Boulevard when the driver voluntarily stopped.

Crumedy provided officers with false information and was charged with grand larceny and felony eluding under another identity.

After processing, officers determined the individuals identity was Crumedy. Crumedy was also charged with two counts of forgery, identity theft, and suspended license.

Crumedy has charges going back to 2004 for identity fraud and petit larceny, according to online court records.