Bloomfield Twp. Police Say Ferndale Man Hid Under Tree with Stolen Items

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(Bloomfield Township Police, April 7, 2016)

Retail Fraud 1st Degree- Rite Aid, 42931 Woodward Ave

Bloomfield Township, MI -On April 7th at 12:30am, Officers were dispatched to the Rite Aid at  Woodward and Square Lake for a Retail Fraud that just occurred.  The  suspect, later identified as 45-year-old Sean Baten of Ferndale, walked out  of the store with a shopping cart full of merchandise, which included alcohol   and electronic hair styling tools. The items were valued at over $1000.    Bloomfield Twp. officers arrested Baten without incident. Officers found   Baten with the merchandise, hiding under a tree a short distance from the  store. Baten admitted to taking mendoza adthe items with the intent to sell them for a   bus ticket to Arizona.   Baten was charged with Retail Fraud 1st Degree, arraigned by Magistrate   Nelson-Klein at the 48th District court, and given a $100,000 bond. He was  lodged at Oakland County Jail.

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