Organized crime ring thwarted

October 25, 2015

Five Knox County individuals were arrested Oct. 14 at the Corbin Walmart for organized crime. According to a Laurel County news release, Ella Bowman, of Gray, had allegedly been caught stealing merchandise from the store and making several trips in and out of Walmart to a green colored vehicle in the parking lot.

Bowman (with the help of four others) was apparently shoplifting items inside Walmart, bringing them to the vehicle and re-bagging them into new Walmart bags (from a stack of new bags found in the vehicle). Those items were then taken back inside the store, where they were returned in exchange for gift cards.

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