According to a press release from MPD, Mattoon Police arrested Jennie E. Easter, 34 years of age of Mattoon, as well as Janella Benavides, 48 years of age of Mattoon, both for the offense of Retail Theft. Both were arrested on 07/09/2018 at around 9pm while in the 2000 block of Broadway Ave in Mattoon.
The charge alleges that on 07/04/2018, Ms. Benavides entered Walmart in Mattoon, and stole items from within. The charge also alleges on the same date of 07/04/2018, Ms. Benavides gave the stolen items to Ms. Easter, who also entered Walmart and returned the stolen items for cash. Both Ms. Benavides and Ms. Easter were arrested, issued a court date, and were released.