Dorothea E. Masur, former Utah legislator and chairwoman of the pro-family lobby organization Eagle Forum, has been charged in federal court with shoplifting at a military base.
A misdemeanor information filed Monday in U.S. District Court accuses Masur of stealing lipstick, mascara, eyeshadow and two pairs of earrings from the Hill Air Force Base Exchange on Sept. 4. The items were valued at less than $100, according to the information.Masur, a longtime conservative activist, represented her Ogden district in the Utah House from 1980 to 1982 and was defeated in a re-election bid in 1982.
She is best known for her work with the Eagle Forum, including her recent denouncement of taxpayer funding of objectionable art through federal grants to the National Endowment of the Arts. She also has been at the forefront of the opposition to government financed child day-care centers.
Arraignment has been scheduled for Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. in Ogden.