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Woman charged in shoplifting scheme, admits giving sister’s name after arrest


WILLMAR — A 23-year-old Minneapolis woman made her first appearance on two felony theft charges for her role shoplifting cell phones from the local Wal-Mart Supercenter this summer.

Latoya Desiree Rodgers also faces a gross misdemeanor charge for giving a false name to a police officer and for giving her sister’s name when she was subsequently questioned about the theft by Willmar police officers.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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