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Woman accused of Harmons theft told police she's addicted to chocolate and Pepsi

Published: Friday, May 4 2012 5:50 p.m. MDT

The Harmons City Creek store in Salt Lake City.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — A woman accused of attempting to steal items from the City Creek Harmons grocery store told police she ran out of money and needed Pepsi and chocolate to feed an addiction.

The woman, 53-year-old Robin Guess of Salt Lake City, was charged with one count of retail theft, a third-degree felony, according to documents filed Friday in 3rd District Court.

According to court documents, a Harmons employee saw a woman conceal a package of bacon in her purse and proceed to the front of the door without paying. The employee stopped the woman and also discovered a Pepsi soft drink, magazines and several chocolate bars inside her purse.

The woman told police she took the bacon because she ran out of money. She also told police that she took the Pepsi and chocolate because they are her addictions, the charges state.

The value of the items recovered form her purse was $48, the charges state. Bail was set at $5,000.

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