Police: Woman accused of engaging in organized crime, shoplifting with sisters

Published: Sep. 24, 2018 at 4:08 PM EDT
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Corbin Police arrested a woman after she allegedly shoplifted from Belk with the help of her two sisters.

Saturday, a Belk loss prevention agent saw three women loading a buggy with clothing. The agent told police the woman bagged the clothing and then made a run for the front door.

The loss prevention agent said he tried to stop all three, but two of the women got past him. He was able to stop the third woman by tackling her.

Police said the woman put up a short fight before giving up. A magnet used to remove tags from merchandise was apparently found in the woman's pocket.

The woman, Erica Ragland, told police that she was with her two sisters, Alicia and Shay Ragland. She also said she had just moved from Las Vegas and was not close to her sisters.

The stolen merchandise recovered consisted of Nike and Polo items, valued at $1,572.

Erica faces charges of second-degree robbery and engaging in organized crime.