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Bolivar woman indicted for 2013 Macy's thefts

Brenda Woods, 57, of Bolivar, was indicted on two counts of theft from Macy's Old Hickory Mall, located at 2021 N. Highland Ave., on Nov. 13 and 15. Woods is out on a $10,000 bond.
The Jackson Police Department

A 57-year-old Bolivar woman will be arraigned on theft charges next week after being indicted Monday, according to a Monday afternoon news release from the Jackson Police Department.

The release said Brenda Woods was indicted on two counts of theft from Macy's Old Hickory Mall, located at 2021 N. Highland Ave., on Nov. 13 and 15. The case was presented by Jackson police investigators to the Madison County grand jury.

Woods, who is out on bond, is scheduled to be arraigned in Madison County Circuit Court on May 5.

The release said a police investigation revealed that Woods purchased clothing for $87.79 from Macys.com. A week later, on Nov. 13, Woods went to Macy's and requested a refund for the item she had purchased online. She was given a gift card for the return, but it was later discovered that the item Woods returned wasn't the same one that she had ordered and purchased online.

On Nov. 15, loss prevention saw Woods carry clothing into a Macy's dressing room, but when she came out of the room, Woods was not carrying any clothing, the release said. When loss prevention checked the room, only clothing tags were found. The total value of stolen items was $170.98.

Police said Woods was notified of the charges and she turned herself in at the Madison County Jail six days later, on Nov. 21. Woods was released on $10,000 bond the next day.