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Wanted on felony charges

Published August 16. 2011 05:01PM

Holly Filer, 26, whose last known address was 219 W. Water St., Lansford, faces felony retail theft charges as a result of an incident which took place at 8:17 p.m. June 25 at Boyer's Market in Lansford. Charges were filed by of Officer Amie Barclay. A warrant was issued for Filer's arrest.

Police attempted to serve the warrant and were informed that she is no longer at that address. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call police at (570) 645-5844 or 800-452-1813. All calls will be kept confidential.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Barclay responded to a call from Boyer's about a retail theft. upon arrival, she was met by the manager, Anthony Sarakaput, who told Barclay that Filer took several items, placed them in a baby stroller, paid for only two items and attempted to leave the store.

Filer admitted to Barclay that she took five items totaling $22.64. There were numerous other items in the stroller that Filer said a friend has just given to her. Sarakaput was able to show that some of the items were not from the store. However, some of the items were in the store computer, but there was no evidence to prove Filer had taken at this time.

When asked, Filer said she took the items because she needed them, but didn't have money to pay for them. Filer told police she has two previous convictions for retail theft. a criminal records check revealed she has three.

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