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Woman caught shoplifting said she was studying kleptomania

/ 07:05 AM June 13, 2017

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Wyoming college student, who told officers she was working on a term paper on kleptomania after she was caught shoplifting,  faces three felony charges.

The Gillette News Record reports (bit.ly/2slU1MA) 23-year-old Lydia Marie Cormaney was arrested on June 5 after trying to leave Walmart with nearly $1,900 worth of merchandise.

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Court records say investigators later found thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen items in her dorm room. Cormaney told officers she began shoplifting after being forced to move into a new dorm room, away from her roommate who had many of the household items.

She said she was caught once when she tried to leave Walmart with three flat-screen televisions.

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Cormaney made an initial court appearance on June 8 and did not enter a plea. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.

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TAGS: Crimes, kleptomania, Lydia Marie Cormaney, Shoplifting, Wyoming
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