Paducah woman wanted for felony theft charges arrested in Ballard County

Precious Burnside (Source: Paducah Police Department)
Precious Burnside (Source: Paducah Police Department)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah woman wanted on warrants charging her with two counts of felony theft by unlawful taking has been arrested.

Precious Burnside, 29, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the evening by a Ballard County Sheriff’s deputy, according to the Paducah Police Department.

She is accused of stealing more than $6,600 in merchandise earlier this month from the Wal-Mart stores on Irvin Cobb Drive and Hinkleville Road.

Detectives say she used self-checkout to bypass payment and misled store employees into thinking she had paid for the merchandise.

Officers recognized Burnside in surveillance videos and obtained warrants charging her with two counts of felony theft by unlawful taking.

Burnside also faces numerous charges in Ballard County, including drug possession and providing false information to authorities.

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