WARWICK, RI — A woman arrested by Warwick Police on 17 counts of shoplifting in September is also the subject of an arrest warrant filed in a separate case from August.
Doris Lizarda, 33, of 1248 Elmwood Ave., Providence, was scheduled for arraignment on Sept. 10 on a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting brought by Warwick Police. Since Lizarda did not attend the hearing, Judge Elaine T. Bucci issued a bench warrant for her arrest.
Officer Zachary Black reported arresting Lizarda at the Walmart at 840 Post Road at about 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 after the store’s loss prevention manager identified her as one of three women who he suspected had switched the UPC labels on certain products to trick the store’s registers into charging them as cheaper items.
The manager provided a written statement explaining that he saw Lizarda take several items from store shelves and replace their labels, and then stopped her after she paid for the merchandise, which he valued at about $100, Black reported, adding that Lizarda admitted to switching the labels.
Warwick Police also filed a separate case against Lizarda on Sept. 3. Officers responded to the same Walmart store at about 9:30 a.m. that morning and charged her with 17 misdemeanor counts of shoplifting.
She pleaded not guilty later that day in Third District Court, according to online court records, and is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Sept. 16.