Theft at Arts Co-op

A woman has turned herself into authorities after being caught on camera stealing from the Fernie Arts Co-op.

A woman has turned herself into authorities after being caught on camera stealing from the Fernie Arts Co-op.

The story broke on Facebook, after the Arts Co-op released images of the woman carrying a large bag and taking goods from the store. The photo received over 200 shares in less than 24 hours, causing the woman to turn herself in.

The images show the woman was in the store on Feb. 28 just after 3 p.m. She was in store for approximately 20 minutes. Roughly $450 worth of goods was taken from 10 artists, including necklaces, soaps, cards and magnets.

Jeanne Parker from the Arts Co-op says she isn’t sure if the goods will be returned and is working with the RCMP, the board of directors and the individual artists to find a solution.

“We are still dealing with her because we really don’t know what we want to do. Because we run under a board of directors, it’s not up to one person to say yes or no [to pressing charges],” said Parker.


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