LEWISTOWN - The Mifflin County Regional Police Department said two women suspected of Monday thefts from multiple locations, including Lewistown Hospital's gift shop, have been jailed.
Police said Wednesday they received information that one of the suspects was Tamera R. Goss, of McClure. Using the photo from Goss's driver's license, police compared that to video footage obtained from Lewistown Hospital surveillance and positively identified her, police said. Goss's mother was contacted, and she reported that Goss was traveling with Cynthia Ammerman, of Rochester, N.Y., police said.
According to the report, Goss contacted police and was asked by police if she and Ammerman could come to the Mifflin County Regional Police Department to talk about the incident, which the two women did.
According to the report, both women said they had gone to Lewistown Hospital on Monday for a doctor's appointment. Goss and Ammerman then went to the hospital gift shop where they took turns distracting the clerk in order to take several items, police said.
The women then said they drove to a discount store in Burnham, where several items were taken; Burnham Hardware, where a lock was stolen; the Logan House, where they stole several items and then to Toot's Place in Reedsville, where an antique doll was stolen, police said. Goss stated she and Ammerman were also at Ollie's Bargain Outlet in Burnham, where she took a potato peeler, police said.
The value of items taken totaled $430.74, police said.
The two were arraigned through Magisterial District Judge Aaron Gingrich's office and lodged in Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.