15-time convicted shoplifter stole pile of diapers from River North CVS, prosecutors say

A Chicago man who has been convicted of shoplifting fifteen times was in a familiar place on Sunday afternoon: felony bond court at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse. Prosecutors say he stole $362 worth of diapers this time.

Kevin Reid, 50, went to the baby section of CVS, 678 North Wells, around 10:40 a.m. Friday and loaded a garbage bag with diapers, prosecutor Adam Sammarco said.

When Chicago police arrested Reid nearby, he still had the bag full of diapers, according to Sammarco.

Kevin Reid | Chicago Police Department; Google

Nine of Reid’s 15 shoplifting convictions were felonies. His most recent felony conviction resulted in a probation sentence in 2016.

CPD records show he was arrested for retail theft in Bucktown in 2021; the Loop and South Chicago in 2016; South Chicago in 2016; and Chatham and Garfield Park in 2015.

On Sunday, Judge Barbara Dawkins released him on his own recognizance.

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