Woman, 89, accused of shoplifting NyQuil, other meds at Wal-Mart

An 89-year-old woman was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly walked out of a Wal-Mart in Oconee County with more than $100 worth of medications, including NyQuil and DayQuil and Advil.

Virginia Bingham of Athens was arrested Dec. 10 after a loss prevention officer stopped her, an Oconee County Sheriff’s report stated.

Bingham had been stopped twice previously for alleged shoplifting, according to the sheriff’s report, but the store chose not to prosecute her because of her age, authorities said.

The charge against her is a felony because Bingham had more than three previous shoplifting convictions, the report stated.

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