A Richfield woman—who is already facing Hennepin County charges of stealing nearly $1,500 worth of lingerie from Victoria’s Secret—was arrested Monday on a warrant charging her with stealing clothing from Kohl’s in Burnsville.
Monet Mecca Dunnorm, 18, remains in the Dakota County Jail on a $300 bond, but she is also being held on a $20,000 bond out of Hennepin County. She appeared Tuesday at a bail hearing in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.
A warrant for Dunnorm’s arrest was issued by Hennepin County authorities after she failed to appear April 6 at a hearing on the Victoria’s Secret charges. She was arrested just before 10 a.m. Monday by Ramsey County authorities.
In the Burnsville incident, police were called to the Kohl’s store on Feb. 14 on a report of a shoplifting in progress.
According to the complaint, the store’s loss prevention officer told police that Dunnorm and two other women were piling jeans and shirts into a shopping cart and making periodic trips into fitting rooms, then emerging with “noticeably less merchandise." The officer reportedly said the women had a large plastic Target bag in the cart that appeared to be full of merchandise
During the incident, two men entered the Kohl’s store and approached Dunnorm, who walked away from the shopping cart. According to the complaint, one of the men grabbed the Target bag and both left the store, setting off the security alarm; which they ignored. The men reportedly got into the backseat of a car, which sped out of the parking lot.
Police saw the car leaving the lot with five people inside. Officers stopped the car, and all five denied stealing anything from Kohl’s.
Officers asked everyone to get out of the car. According to the complaint, when one of the men in the back seat got out, police discovered that he was sitting on the Target bag full of unpaid merchandise from Kohl’s; the stolen items were valued at $824.
Dunnorm told police that her name was Dalicia Mecca Jones. According tot he complaint, she later admitted that she lied about her name because she knew there was an active warrant for her arrest and she didn’t want to go back to jail. However, Dunnorm continued to deny stealing anything in Burnsville, claiming that she had only been shopping at Kohl’s.
The Dakota County charges against Dunnorm are theft, a gross misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine, and providing a false name to a police officer, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.