Johnson City

Police: Woman tried to steal with the help of her child

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Johnson City Police say a North Carolina woman tried to take goods from a store at The Mall at Johnson City.

37-year-old Amber Branham of Candler, North Carolina was arrested Saturday after an incident at the JCPenney store in Johnson City.

According to police a security officer at JCPenney saw Branham take more than $500 worth of merchandise, conceal it and try to leave without paying.

Investigators believe the suspect also had several items in a bag that was being held by her child.

Branham was arrested and charged with theft of property over $500 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

She was scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

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