Police: Drunk Woman Forgets Stealing $1,100 in DVDs

Waukesha woman is arrested for stealing from a West Allis store, but tells police she doesn't recall the incident because she had been drinking heavily that day, according to a criminal complaint.

A 27-year-old Waukesha woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole nearly $1,100 worth of DVDs from a West Allis department store, but was so drunk at the time she didn’t remember taking the items, according to a criminal complaint.

Natalie Marie Zieroth was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Saturday with one count of retail theft. If convicted, she could face up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On July 21, Zieroth walked into Target, 2600 S. 108th St., West Allis, then loaded up a shopping cart with $1,085 worth of DVDs and left without paying for the movies. The theft was uncovered two days later by a security officer reviewing surveillance video footage and he was also able to identify Zieroth from previous theft cases.

She was arrested Friday, but said she didn’t remember anything about the incident because she had been drinking heavily the day of the theft. She told officers “if I’m ‘on camera,’ I’m sure I did it,” and said she vaguely remembered selling DVDs at another store.

Zieroth is currently free on a $200 signature bond while awaiting trial. Charges could be upgraded to a felony due to the amount stolen by Zieroth.

Johnny Paycheck August 01, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Not likely that she forgot stealing. What she forgot was that once she got caught she had a 5th amendment right not to talk about it.


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