FARMINGTON — A Jay woman is accused of going into Walmart on Wilton Road on Friday and wheeling a carriage full of items out the door without paying for them, police said.

A Walmart employee detained the woman until police could arrive, Deputy Police Chief Shane Cote said Monday.

Sgt. Edward Hastings IV arrested Kathy Offord, 45, on a misdemeanor charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, he said.

The shopping cart was loaded with items valued at about $600, he said.

The company plans to ask for restitution for the grocery items because they cannot be resold, Cote said.

Offord was released from the Franklin County jail on Friday on $3,000 unsecured bail.

She is scheduled to appear at a Farmington court on Sept. 17.

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