Handcuffs & gavel

RACINE — A Racine woman is facing charges after a dispute occurred over the return of an item at a local Family Dollar store.

Makema E. Hoskins, 37, of the 2200 block of Romayne Avenue, is charged with felony personal identity theft and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint:

At approximately 9 p.m. Sept. 7, Hoskins reportedly arrived at Family Dollar, located at 2300 Rapids Drive, to return a box of cereal that she reportedly said was stale. When the cashier told Hoskins she could not return the item, Hoskins allegedly got upset and asked to speak to corporate officials.

The cashier wrote down the corporate number and Hoskins allegedly picked up a pen and threw it at the cashier. The cashier then told Hoskins to leave and not come back and Hoskins began threatening the cashier, who was visibly pregnant at the time. Hoskins was escorted from the store by another employee, the complaint alleges.

On Oct. 20, Hoskins was identified in a large group and observed wearing the same hat and pajamas as she was during the Family Dollar incident. After initially giving her sister's name and information, Hoskins eventually provided law enforcement with correct information.

An initial appearance is scheduled for Hoskins on Jan. 10 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave. 


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