A Wyoming college student faces three felony charges after police officers caught her trying to leave Wal-Mart with almost $2,000 of stolen merchandise.
23-year-old Lydia Marie Cormaney has a valid excuse though, she said she was researching kleptomania for a term paper. The police didn’t buy it, and a later search of her dorm resulted in thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise. Cormaney told authorities that she was forced to begin shoplifting after moving into a new dorm, with her previous roommate owning nearly all their household items.
Apparently, Cormaney had already previously been caught trying to lift three flat-screen televisions. She made a court appearance on June 8, but did not enter a plea.