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Woman accused of stealing from Wesley Chapel Best Buy, stashing merchandise in hidden dress pocket

WESLEY CHAPEL — A Chicago woman was arrested after Pasco sheriff's deputies said she stole more than $1,000 of merchandise from Best Buy, loaded it into a dress lined with pockets and blocked antitheft sensors with an electrical device.

Tiffany Ciecierska, 24, was arrested at the Best Buy, at 5947 Wesley Grove Blvd. She told deputies she had arrived from Chicago on Sunday and admitted to stealing from the store, according to an arrest report. She said she is staying in a Comfort Suites.

According to reports, she had electronic items worth $1,369.92 stashed in interior pockets of a specially made dress. Men who were with her handed her merchandise from the electronics aisle to stuff into the dress, according to the report.

Surveillance video caught it, and a Best Buy employee stopped Ciecierska as she was exiting the store.

She was charged with three counts of using an antitheft countermeasure device and one count of aggravated grand theft. Ciecierska was being held at Land O' Lakes jail on Tuesday in lieu of $4,000 bail.

Woman accused of stealing from Wesley Chapel Best Buy, stashing merchandise in hidden dress pocket 07/30/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:32pm]
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