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Petitioning Von Maur Department Store

Drop 5th Degree Theft Charges and issue an apology

Rosie Lee Sanders is an 87 year old grandmother and well known member of the Waterloo, IA community. On Friday, April 13, 2012 she was shopping in Von Maur with her daughter; she was happy to be out of the house enjoying herself as she has had terrible health issues over the last few months. While browsing in Von Maur, Mrs. Sanders began looking at a particular necklace at the jewlrey counter. She chatted with the sales associate, whom has waited on her numerous times before, and realized she had gotten separated from her daughter. She asked the associate to page her and continued browsing while she waited. When she reconnected with her daughter, she asked Mrs. Sanders if she was ready to leave and she replied "yes". They headed to the stores entry way, pausing to look at a few more items, and Mrs. Sanders sat on the store bench to wait on her daughter to pull the car around. While waiting, she was approached by Lost Prevention and was arrested all while holding the necklace that she forgot was in her hand. They escorted her to a back room and would not allow her daughter to be present to discuss the situation to explain that Mrs. Sanders has health and memory issues. We are asking your help in getting these charges dropped before she is set to appear in court on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 9am. Thank you, the family of Rosie Sanders.

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