Group of Five Women Arrested for Retail Fraud in Flint Township

Police in Flint Township responded to a shopping center last Tuesday for a report of retail fraud.

According to police, five women were reported concealing merchandise at the Oak Brook Square Shopping Center on Linden Road. They were allegedly leaving the store with unpaid merchandise as police arrived. Police say the women fled on foot through the parking lot, but all of them were apprehended. Police say the women also had trash bags full of unpaid merchandise in their vehicles, all of which was returned.

The women were arrested on charges of first-degree retail fraud, with two of them fourth time habitual offenders, and resisting or obstructing police.