By Samantha Wohlfeil
BELLINGHAM — A woman was arrested Monday, July 23, on suspicion of stealing from a store for the second time in two days, and the third time in less than a month.
Terry Ann Humphreys, 40, was cited and released on July 6 by Bellingham Police for stealing from a Kmart and again on July 22 for stealing from a Rite Aide, said Bellingham Police spokesman Mark Young.
On Monday, police arrested Humphreys on suspicion of stealing clothes, alcohol and other items from the Target at Bellis Fair. She was booked into Whatcom County Jail.
Normally, third-degree theft is a misdemeanor, but if someone is cited on three times within 180 days, the charge becomes retail theft with extenuating circumstances, a felony.
Humphreys’ criminal history includes felonies for forgery and second-degree theft. She was sentenced June 4 to three months in jail for stealing her cousin’s food stamp card in April. Judge Steven Mura said she could serve the time in work release.