Mount Carmel woman accused of stealing $180 worth of merchandise from Hazle Walmart

HAZLE CITY – A Mount Carmel woman is in the Luzerne County Jail, accused of stealing nearly $180 worth of merchandise from Walmart here.

Kristina Magula, 50, of Mount Carmel, faces two counts of shoplifting in connection with the incident.

State Police at Hazleton said they were called to Walmart around 11 p.m. on Feb. 24 for a reported shoplifting.

Troopers said Magula entered Walmart and hid multiple items and exchanged other tickets “with the intent to deprive Walmart of its entire retail value.”

She was arraigned and taken to the Luzerne County Jail, where she was unable to post 10% bail of $2,500.

A preliminary hearing will be held Thursday in Luzerne County Central District Court.

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