Huge shoplifting list: Entered Walmart with $80, tried to leave with 114 items worth $891, deputies say

Huge shoplifting list: Entered Walmart with $80, tried to leave with 114 items worth $891, deputies say

(As originally published with additional photos showing the list, Thu, December 28th 2023)

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (TND) — A senior citizen went into Walmart to do some Christmas shopping, but she left with a sheriff’s deputy and a felony charge.

Winifred Jane Del Grosso “took merchandise off the shelf throughout the store, placed it in her cart,” her arrest report said, “then proceeded to try and exit the store without paying, after passing all points of sales.”

That’s what the store’s loss prevention officer said happened Saturday afternoon, two days before Christmas, in The Villages, Fla.

That loss prevention officer “had all the events recorded through Walmart’s digital video surveillance,” and the deputy saw her “walking through the aisles of the Walmart.

“I observed the defendant select many items and completely fill her shopping cart and proceeding to attempt to exit the store without attempting to pay.”

That walk would’ve taken a while.

The loss prevention officer gave authorities a long “list of 114 items which were in the cart,” priced at $891.80, and they seemed to come from all departments of the store.

Huge shoplifting list: Entered Walmart with $80, tried to leave with 114 items worth $891, deputies say
Winifred Jane Del Grosso was charged with grand theft and released after three-and-a-half hours in jail, Dec. 23, 2023. (Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office)

The deputy wrote that Del Grosso “was in Walmart and chose to steal the items.

“The defendant stated she entered the store with only $80 in her possession.

“The defendant advised she stole the items for a Christmas celebration with her family.”

Del Grosso, 79, was charged with grand theft and released after three-and-a-half hours in jail.

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