On January 12th a Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy who was working contract overtime at Riverton’s Walmart was contacted by the store’s radio and advised that a woman had just stolen a bottle of tequila from the liquor store in the back of the building.
The deputy made contact with the woman who he believed was responsible for the theft. Court documents show that he, “could clearly see the top of the bottle concealed in her coat.” After being quizzed about the theft, the woman admitted to the deputy she had taken it and gave it to him. She was then brought to a holding area, known as the “asset protection office” inside of the store.
The woman identified herself as 32-year-old Adrian Moss of Riverton.
Walmart staff quickly learned that Moss had been permanently banned from all Walmart stores in the United States after being convicted of six different previous shoplifting attempts from various Walmarts in the region. Records indicated that Moss was previously convicted of felony shoplifting from Walmart and served time in jail in Lusk for the crime.
A review of the store’s security cameras also showed that Moss had stolen a purse from the store during the same visit. Cameras revealed that she had torn the tags off of the purse to make it appear that she entered the store with her own personal purse.
Moss signed a “Notification of Restriction from Property” after the incident. Court documents show this is the fourth time Moss has been notified that she is permanently banned from all Walmart stores in the United States.
She is now facing one count of Burglary, punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. She also faces one count of Criminal Trespassing, punishable by up to 6 months of imprisonment and a fine of up to $750.
On March 28th, Moss waived her preliminary hearing. The matter will be transferred to District Court for arraignment at a later date.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.