Toledo, OH | An Ohio woman has been arrested after she was caught stealing several iPads at a local Apple store while attempting to hide them inside her genitals.
Surveillance cameras clearly showed Irene Lewis, 46, lifting her dress and inserting several iPads between her legs.
Security agents at Toledo’s Franklin Park Mall arrived quickly on the scene of the crime after a suspicious employee had them intercept the thief.
“I couldn’t believe she had managed to cram six iPads in there. We had to make her spread her legs wide open and check with the flashlight just to be sure there weren’t any more left,” security agent Alan Bells told reporters.
“At first she denied everything, but when we showed her the CCTV camera footage, she then admitted she had stolen the iPads and started reaching inside her vagina for them and stacking them on the table,” the security agent added.
An Apple store employee estimated the total value of the stolen goods to be well over $5000.
“She had taken two 12.9-inch display iPad Pros that go for about a thousand dollars each and four 11-inch display models that are worth nearly $800 each,” an Apple store employee confirmed.
The Franklin Park Mall Apple store manager also assured that the items in question would be “thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality reasons” before being put back on display for sale.
Irene Lewis, an unemployed single mother of four children, could face a prison term ranging from six to 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, say legal experts.