CARY — A woman and her ex-husband remained united in a conspiracy to shoplift goods from stores and sell them on the Internet, police reported.
Danielle Michelle Bowen, 50, whose address is listed as 1800 Walnut St., a Red Roof Inn, and Glen Allen Bowen, 49, of 7302 Underwood Arbor Place in Cary were arrested Tuesday after she was caught at about 8 p.m. using a metal-lined bag to try to get merchandise out of the Belks store at Cary Towne Center, police said.
Glen Bowen was arrested about two hours later at the hotel where Bowen lives, according to arrest reports.
Belks loss-prevention staff called Cary police while they were watching Michelle Bowen, police said. After officers found merchandise in her bag, they searched her car and found more, then went to the hotel, they explained.
Danielle Bowen was charged with felony conspiracy, felony larceny and felony possession or stolen goods. She also was charged with concealing merchandise, a misdemeanor. Under state law, the felony larceny charge means police think she stole goods worth at least $1,000.
Glen Bowen was charged with felony possession of stolen goods and felony conspiracy.
Since the arrest, the duo has admitted to selling stolen items on the Internet over the last nine months, said Criminal Investigations Capt. Don Hamilton. There are reasons why online deals sometimes seem too good to be true, so use caution when considering a purchase from a third-party seller.
Michelle Bowen was being held at the Wake County Jail on a $10,000 bond Thursday. Glen Bowen was being held on a $15,000 bond.