MH woman allegedly leaves store wearing new sweater, shoes without paying


A Mountain Home woman has been arrested and charged with a felony count of commercial burglary, as well as a misdemeanor count of theft of property. The charges are in connection with an incident in which 36-year-old Kristen Kemp was allegedly caught on video footage exiting a Mountain Home business in a sweater and shoes for which she did not pay.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Mountain Home Police officers were dispatched to the business on Dec. 11th. The store's asset protection manager advised Kemp had been apprehended on Dec. 5th when she allegedly concealed items in her purse and left the business.

The items in her purse were returned, and Kemp was released.

When video footage was reviewed, the Mountain Home woman is reportedly seen exiting the store wearing the items for which she had not paid.

In January, Kemp was reportedly captured on video attempting to exit the same business, but left the items when confronted and refused to speak with asset protection. Later that same evening, she was arrested when she was caught stealing at another business.

Kemp's bond in the latest incident was set at $5,000.

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