Prosecutors charged two people with carrying out separate shoplifting raids on two Ulta Beauty stores over the weekend — thefts that netted them more than $13,000 in stolen merchandise, according to the allegations.
Around 12:30 Sunday, Jaheim Jackson and three women entered the Ulta store at 3015 North Clark in Lakeview, but there was a problem. Prosecutors said that Jackson wasn’t wearing his COVID mask properly, and an employee asked him to leave if he couldn’t put it over his face and mouth. He and the women left.
They all returned to the store within an hour and loaded baskets with merchandise from the fragrance department, prosecutors said. The group allegedly walked out with $8,500 worth of goods.
Police located a car bearing a license plate that a witness linked to the thieves about four hours later. They pulled it over. Jackson was driving it with all of the Ulta merchandise lying on the back seat, prosecutors said. Armed with store security images, the cops noted that Jackson appeared to be the same person who didn’t wear a mask at the Ulta store and then returned to steal fragrances.
Jackson is charged with felony theft and a driving offense. His public defender said he has one child and is a high school senior.
Judge Susana Ortiz set bail at $5,000 and ordered him to go onto electronic monitoring if he could post a 10% deposit. She also told him not to set foot in any Ulta stores.
Earlier in Ortiz’s bond court session on Monday, prosecutors charged 26-year-old Jazmine Nooner with participating in a shoplifting raid on Ulta’s Greektown location, 16 South Halsted, on Saturday.
Prosecutor said she and at least one accomplice loaded $4,655 worth of fragrances into shopping bags and walked out. Cops allegedly found her sitting in a car with the Ulta merchandise on Sunday. She reportedly identified herself in still images and video from the store.
Nooner has a 9-year-old child and recently began working at McDonald’s, according to her public defender.
Ortiz released her on her own recognizance and told her to stay away from Ulta stores, too.