Woman accused of stealing nearly $500 in food from Willoughby grocery store

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Krystal Smith (Photo courtesy: Willoughby Police Department)

Krystal Smith (Photo courtesy: Willoughby Police Department)

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio– A woman was arrested at the Giant Eagle in Willoughby after police say she stole hundreds of dollars worth of food.

Officers were called to the store on Euclid Avenue at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Store employees reported seeing a suspicious woman loading a cart with steak and seafood. Police said the suspect walked past cash registers without paying.

Officers arrested the woman, identified as 26-year-old Krystal Smith, of Chardon. She was charged with theft.

Police said the stolen food, which included crab legs, lobster tails, shrimp and salmon, totaled $499.

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