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Safeway sues shoplifter


Canada Safeway is taking an alleged shoplifter in Winnipeg to court to recoup costs the retailer spent to catch and hold her.

The Western grocery chain has filed a statement of claim in court seeking compensation from a woman named Tashina Potter, 19, who is charged with shoplifting from a Safeway store in Winnipeg last May.

According to CBC, Safeway is seeking undisclosed compensation for the items Potter allegedly stole, as well as the money Safeway spent securing the store and what it paid employees who were involved catching and detaining her. Potter faces a charge of theft under $5,000.

A spokesperson for Safeway told CBC that the retailer plans to pursue people it considers to be repeat shoplifters or who steal products in order to resell them.

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