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Delaware police probe multistate shoplifting ring

March 16, 2019
This undated "Wanted" image shows Kimberly Akisha Lingham-Bailey, 37, of Philadelphia who Delaware State Police say is a suspect in a multi-state shoplifting ring that stole thousands in merchandise from high-end department stores. The Delaware State Police said in a news release Friday March 15, 2019, that warrants have been taken out charging Bailey with felony shoplifting. (The Delaware State Police via AP)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware are searching for a woman suspected of stealing thousands as part of a multistate shoplifting ring targeting a high-end department store chain.

The Delaware State Police said in a news release that they are attempting to find Kimberly Akisha Lingham-Bailey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as one of three suspects in the scheme. They say the scheme targeted Nordstrom stores in Delaware, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, Nevada, Florida, Georgia and Virginia.

Police say they have obtained warrants against Lingham-Bailey on charges of shoplifting and conspiracy related to thefts this year at a Newark, Delaware, Nordstrom. Those thefts included more than $4,000 in merchandise.

No phone listing for Lingham-Bailey, who’s 37, could be found in a public records search.

Nordstrom media relations staff didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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