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Woman Accused of Stealing Baby Formula to Sell, Pay for Cancer Meds

A Racine woman is accused of stealing baby formula she says she was going to sell to help pay for her cancer medications.

A Racine woman is in jail after allegedly telling officers she stole baby formula to sell to pay for her cancer medications.

Therese Bolton, 39, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count of retail theft and a felony count of bail jumping, repeater. If convicted, she faces up to six years, nine months in prison and/or up to $10,500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police were called to Kmart, 2211 S. Green Bay Road, on Feb. 6 for a call of shoplifting. When officers arrived, store security said they saw Bolton put three cans of baby formula in her purse and then attempt to leave the store.

Reports indicate Bolton admitted to police that she took the baby formula to help her pay for her cancer medications. Officers say the defendant told them she didn't want to ask her family for the money, and this was the first time she was stealing formula.

Bolton was out on probation from a retail theft charge last November, and her probation officer asked police to take Bolton into custody on a probation hold. She remains in the Racine County Jail on a $1,500 cash bond.

She will next be in court for a preliminary hearing Feb. 13 before Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

C. Sanders February 09, 2013 at 12:27 PM
In 10 months she'll not need to steal again to pay for meds. Obamacare will take care of her every need.
Frances Martin February 09, 2013 at 02:27 PM
be interesting to know if she really has cancer and needs expensive meds(tho 3 cans of baby formula wd not go far) if so, as a cancer survivor, I'm sympathetic tho not approving; if not, I'm really offended.
scot February 11, 2013 at 12:41 AM
C.Slanders, Is it always the same crap spewing from your swollen lips. Ass!

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