Oneida, TN (2017-05-15) A Kentucky woman is facing theft charges after authorities say she attempted to steal several items from the Wal-Mart SuperCenter in Oneida. It wasn’t her first time running afoul of the law.
Shannon M. Schenck, 41, of Whitley City, KY is accused of attempting to conceal and take several items from Wal-Mart in Oneida last Friday afternoon. According to a warrant written by Sgt. Michael Blaker of the Oneida Police Department, Schenck allegedly attempted to flush several items down a toilet in the women’s restroom, after she reportedly became aware that loss prevention employees were tracking her movements. Loss prevention employees at the store say Schenck had taken several kinds of ink pens and head bands from the shelf and tried to conceal them. After possibly become aware that she had been caught, Schenck is accused of going into the restroom and flushing the evidence. “(Schenck) proceeded to the lady’s restroom and began flushing the toilet several times with the intent of destroying evidence,” Blaker wrote.
Despite her efforts, Wal-Mart associates reportedly recovered several items allegedly taken from the store, which valued $41.08. Authorities also reportedly found one or more syringes in Schenck’s purse.
Friday wasn’t Schenck’s first run-in with the law. Schenck was reportedly convicted on prior thefts from Wal-Mart, and was the subject of a no trespass order issued on December 12, 2007. She was also reportedly wanted on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.
Schneck was charged with theft of less than $1,000.
In a separate case on Friday, Michael Spradlin, 33, of Pine Knot, KY was booked on theft charges. According K-9 Officer Toby Jeffers of the Oneida Police Department, Spradlin was reportedly observed by a loss prevention employee attempting to steal several items. He was booked into the Scott County Jail on a single county of theft of less than $1,000.