BIDDEFORD — A Biddeford woman remained at York County Jail in Alfred on Monday following her Friday arrest in relation to an attempted shoplifting incident at the Walmart Supercenter in Biddeford.

Police said Donna Moran, 53, of Biddeford, was arrested around 4:45 p.m. Friday on charges of unauthorized taking or transfer for attempting to steal a cell phone case while her 16-year-old daughter was present.

Deputy Police Chief Joanne Fisk said Monday that Moran attempted to slip the cell phone case into a Walmart shopping bag containing already-purchased items.

The daughter, whose name is not being released because of her juvenile status, was also arrested and issued a juvenile summons complaint for theft for attempting to steal two costumes for a pet cat, Fisk said.

Moran was arrested and transported to the county jail, where she was charged with Class C felony theft due to prior theft convictions and for violating conditions of release.

Moran was previously arrested on July 14 for attempting to shoplift from the Hannaford Supermarket in Biddeford, where she was reportedly seen snuffing propellant from whipped cream cans while trying to conceal items from store clerks.

Moran was arraigned Monday, where she pleaded not guilty to felony theft. The court motioned to revoke bail on her prior charges and to drop charges of violating release conditions, but required her to post $200 bail on her new theft charges.

A second court date has been set for sometime in November, said Cpl. Pete Turner of the York County Sheriff ’s Office.

If convicted, Moran faces up to five years in jail and fines of up to $5,000.

— Staff Writer Alan Bennett can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 329 or [email protected]

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