Cops: Acworth Woman, Mother Arrested
Ingles grocery store management led authorities to the duo.
An Acworth woman and her mother were arrested last week after a trip to a local grocery store.
Around 10 p.m. Feb. 24, a woman accidentally left her purse at the register at the Ingles grocery store at 5055 Cherokee St. According to a criminal warrant, store surveillance footage captured Buffie Marie Mercado picking up purse and placing it in her grocery cart.
She met her mother, identified in warrants as Pamela Mercado, at the exit doors and both women left.
Store management led authorities to the women because both suspects are regular customers of the store.
Buffie and Pamela Mercado were arrested on a misdemeanor charge of theft by taking.