FRUITLAND, Del.- A Fruitland man is behind bars following accusations that he went on a shoplifting spree in Easton.
Easton police said that on Dec. 5, officers responded to a reported shoplifting incident at the Kohl's department store. Officers said that when they arrived on the scene, the shoplifting suspect had fled the Kohl's and was now inside the Pier 1 store.
Investigators said they discovered that the suspect, identified as 55-year-old Kevin Anthony Leatherberry Sr. of Fruitland, had concealed several items of Kohl's jewelry on his person and then ran out of the store once loss prevention personnel attempted to stop him. Police said in total, Leatherberry stole approximately $500 worth of merchandise from Kohl's.
Leatherberry was also found to be in possession of two pairs of sunglasses that still had tags on them, police said. They said it turned out that Leatherberry had stolen them from Accurate Optical before moving on Kohl's. The sunglasses were valued at $309, police said.
Leatherberry was taken into custody and charged with two counts of theft: less than $1,000, and one count of theft scheme: less than $1,000. He was ordered held in the Talbot County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.
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