Woman charged with shoplifting after expensive gift to her child get noticed

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Lynsey Sutherland, 27, was arrested Wednesday, and charged with theft of merchandise, after allegedly stealing a hoverboard from a West Nashville Target, and giving it to her son for Christmas.

Police say that Sutherland’s ex-husband, Justin Petty, became suspicious when she gave their child an expensive hoverboard as a Christmas gift, and he said he knew she had stolen from Target in the past. He then contacted the store by phone, to tell loss prevention he might know someone who had stolen from their store. He later came in and was presented with a photo line-up from surveillance video, and instantly picked out the photo of his ex-wife, Lynsey Sutherland. The store had video of Sutherland selecting items from the store, and pushing them out of the store without paying for them. This particular incident resulted in a $391.00 loss to Target.

Lynsey Sutherland (MNPD)

Loss prevention then filed a report with Metro Nashville Police, who took out an arrest warrant charging Sutherland  with theft of merchandise on January 31st. She was served with the outstanding at 12:19 a.m. Thursday morning, and released on a $2,000 bond just after 7 a.m. this morning.

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