Shoplifter rolls $1,015 in merchandise out of store

PRINCETON – An alleged shoplifter rolled a full cart of merchandise out of the Princeton Walmart store on Friday, July 7 before being detained by alert store personnel.
The merchandise carried a retail value of $1,015, according to the Princeton Police Department.
Lisa Marie Fenske, 39 of Grand Rapids, was taken into custody by Princeton Police and booked into the Mille Lacs County Jail. Fenske was charged in Mille Lacs County District Court on Monday, July 10 on charges of felony theft. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine if convicted.
According to a criminal complaint: Walmart staff observed Fenske allegedly push a full cart of merchandise out of the store without paying for the merchandise. Store personnel detained Fenske until police arrived on scene.
Three other females were outside the store waiting for Fenske when she exited Walmart. When Fenske was detained, the three women left in a vehicle, according to court records.
A Princeton officer and store staff went to an office to watch surveillance video and observed Fenske entering the store without carrying any property or merchandise. When she left the store, she had two stolen bags containing numerous items of stolen merchandise, the complaint states.
The stolen merchandise consisted primarily of bags, apparel, purses, garbage cans, and other household goods, the complaint states.
According to court records, Fenske eventually admitted to stealing both bags and the merchandise inside of them.