Two Alton women were charged Thursday with felony retail theft, according to a press release from Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz.
Police identified the suspects as Dorrisann M. Burke, 22, of the 600 block of East Fifth Street; and Jodi S. Dwyer, 24, of the 3000 block of Fernwood Avenue.
At 5:57 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, sheriff’s deputies responded to Walmart, 6660 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, for a retail theft call. Upon arrival, the deputies were told by loss prevention personnel that the women entered the business, picked up merchandise and took it into the restroom. After the women exited the restroom and did not have the items in their possession, loss prevention personnel discovered they concealed the items in another bag. The women were at the store when deputies arrived. During the investigation, it was determined that Dwyer and Burke were responsible for the theft. Both were taken into custody without incident.
The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office on Thursday, July 24, authorized charges of retail theft under $300 for both suspects. The felony charge stems from an enhancement based on previous convictions for both. Warrants and criminal informations were issued by Judge James Hackett, who set bond at $20,000.