Woman accused in 2nd major shoplifting incident this week at Kohl’s

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police arrested a Wilkes-Barre woman for shoplifting almost $800 in merchandise earlier this week from Kohl’s.

Arkia Gibson, 45, allegedly stole nine pairs of jeans, two purses and four women’s tops from the department store Thursday.

Police said the merchandise totaled about $796.

At the time of her arrest, officers discovered that Gibson had two outstanding warrants for arrest.

Gibson was detained at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on a state parole violation.

She will be charged with retail theft at a later date.

It was the second major shoplifting incident in two days at Kohl’s.

On Wednesday, Jose Melecio, 28, of Scranton, was arrested for allegedly stealing $1,017 in merchandise, including jewelry. He was captured a short time after driving away from the store, authorities report.


By Dan Stokes

[email protected]

Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes

Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes