Couple: False shoplifting accusations by police and local busine – | Charleston, SC


Javetta and Timothy Campbell remember shopping at Ulta Beauty in Mount Pleasant on June 2. 

However, they were floored when Mount Pleasant Police released their pictures to the media as shoplifting suspects.  A news release showed five pictures, four African-American women and one African-American man, and asked for the public’s help in identifying the people suspected of shoplifting more than $500 worth of merchandise from Ulta Beauty.

Javetta Campbell was traumatized by the news.

“An investigation should have been done before our pictures were plastered over news media, over Facebook,” she said. “Review the surveillance to see that we took nothing before you plaster our faces.”

“We have no reason to steal,” Timothy said. “We work hard for our…

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