Uniontown, PA – Elaine Weimer, 50, is heading to jail after being convicted of using her 8-year-old granddaughter to help steal items from a Walmart store June of last year. Police said Weimer walked through the aisles of the Pennsylvania Walmart and took things off the shelves – making her granddaughter carry them.
When the two left the store, they were stopped by an employee. That’s when, according to investigators, Weimer told the employee that she did not know the girl. She then reportedly got in her car and left. Nice.
“She compounded the retail theft charge. By leaving the child at the location, she’s now facing additional criminal charges,” Trooper Scott Krofcheck said at the time of the arrest.
Police said the child identified her grandmother who was captured in surveillance video stuffing a Jeff Gordon hat and hair products into the granddaughter’s bags. According to police, Weimer also stole new clothes, a toothbrush, teeth whitening strips and anti-aging cream – all of which appeared sorely needed from video interviews. Sadly, an 8-year-old girl cannot carry a 55-gallon drum of alli®.
After the interview with police, security called the girl’s mother to come get her.
Weimer didn’t let video surveillance, the bizarre fact that she claimed to not know her own granddaughter, or basic common sense stall her proclamations of innocence. According to news reports at the time of the original trial, when one of the Walmart employees testified, Weimer yelled, “He’s lying.” Weimer added later outside, “The man is lying, he’s trying to say I stuck stuff in the bag and I didn’t. Jesus knows he’s lying and that’s all I can say.”
The jury apparently decided to ignore Jesus and go with the surveillance video, sworn statements, and testimony from her granddaughter. Weimer was sentenced on Thursday to 23 months in jail.
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