Known shoplifter arrested after taking armload of stuff from East Towne

MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison woman was arrested Monday after stealing an armload of clothing from a store at East Towne Mall, according to the Madison Police Department.

Authorities said Marilyn Simmons, 52, took more than $650 of merchandise from JCPenny at about 5:55 p.m. Simmons took the haul to a van in the parking lot. Inside the vehicle was 54-year-old Robert Baker who has a lifetime ban from the East Towne Mall because of retail theft.

The arresting officer recognized the two from past incidents.

Simmons told police she planned to sell the items to a middleman who returns stolen merchandise to stores for cash.

Marilyn Simmons was taken into custody for felony retail theft.

Robert Baker was cited for trespass.

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