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Woman steals credit card from Normal store, buys $350 worth of goods, authorities say

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BLOOMINGTON — A Normal woman is charged with burglary and theft on accusations that she stole a credit card and used it for merchandise at Walmart.

Michelle E. Mueller, 31, is accused by authorities of stealing a person’s credit card at the Normal Walmart and using it for about $350 worth of items. She also is accused of stealing about $480 worth of merchandise after not scanning it at a self-checkout register.

Prosecutors said a man who Mueller was with told police that they “found” a wallet at Walmart and decided to use the credit card.

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Mueller is charged with burglary, two counts of retail theft, unlawful use of a credit card and unlawful possession of a credit card.

She was released from custody on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. She also was ordered to have no contact with any Walmart in McLean County.

An arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 10.


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