YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A corrections officer at the Ohio State Penitentiary is on paid administrative leave after she was arrested on a shoplifting charge in Boardman.
Juliana Stefek, 42, was arrested on a theft warrant on Tuesday. The charges stem from an incident last month at the Walmart on Doral Drive.
According to a police report, a Walmart loss prevention employee spotted a woman who bagged several items without paying for them at a self-checkout register. The employee said the woman paid for $24 worth of merchandise but bagged $71 worth.
The employee got the license plate number of the suspect’s car, which was registered to Stefek, according to a police report. Police said she was then identified by the employee in a photo lineup.
Images captured on surveillance video showed Stefek wearing what appears to be a guard’s uniform at the time.
A spokesperson at the Ohio State Penitentiary said Stefek has worked as a corrections officer there since June of 2015 and is on paid administrative leave, pending their investigation.