The Lancaster woman who shoved her child and baby stroller at a Belk employee to prevent being arrested for shoplifting later gave police a fake name, according to a Rock Hill Police report.
Linda Ganson Thompson, 46, was approached by an employee at Belk on Dave Lyle Boulevard Thursday afternoon for allegedly stealing $300 in jewelry and other merchandise from the store. The items were concealed in a Belk bag placed in the stroller, the report states.
As Thompson walked into the parking lot, the Belk employee went after her. She allegedly pushed the baby stroller towards him, and he reportedly had to grab the baby to keep the stroller from going into the road.
Thompson was detained by the employee until police arrived.
At the time of Thompson’s arrest, she told police her name was Crystal Cloud. Police determined her real name after collecting her fingerprints.
Dating back to 1986, Thompson has been arrested and convicted for larceny, forgery, financial identity fraud, burglary, and accessory after the fact to a felony, according to a criminal history from the state’s law enforcement division.
Thompson was also wanted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for driving under suspension.
Thompson was charged with shoplifting third offense, property crime enhancement, and false information to police. She is held at the Rock Hill jail on a $1,000 bond.