Two arrested after shoplifting reported at outlet mall

Two women were arrested last night after a shoplifting report at the Edinburgh outlet mall.

Sheriff Doug Cox of Johnson County reports that officers received a call at about 6:20 p.m. last night that a shoplifting suspect had fled the area in a gold Volkswagen. A deputy, who was near Franklin at the time, waited on the Interstate until he saw the car drive past and then he pulled the car over.

Two women in the vehicle said at first that they weren’t involved in the thefts but a passenger matched the description of the suspect. After being told they had been identified, they admitted that bags full of merchandise, still with the tags attached were in the back seat.

The passenger, 52-year-old Lisa York of Indianapolis was taken back to the Edinburgh Police Department where she was arrested on a charge of theft. The driver, 31-year-old Amber Meals, was found to be driving on a suspended license.