Woman built financial crimes enterprise by shoplifting from Ulta Beauty: prosecutors

Prosecutors have charged a Chicago woman with operating a continuing financial crimes enterprise by repeatedly shoplifting fragrances from Ulta Beauty stores.

Enosha Walls, 25, stole merchandise worth $5,759 during a series of thefts, mostly at the retailer’s Magnificent Mile location, prosecutors said in a court filing.

The string of crimes began on April 21 at the 1000 West North Avenue store. Walls allegedly walked in, loaded fragrances into a disposable shopping bag, and walked out without paying.

She did the same thing at the 430 North Michigan Avenue location on April 27, May 4, May 5, May 10, and May 19, prosecutors allege.

Enosha Walls | Google; Chicago Police Department

Prosecutors charged her with six counts of felony retail theft in addition to the financial crimes charge. That charge is based on the allegation that she stole more than $500 in three separate incidents within 18 months, according to court records.

Judge David Kelly released her from custody on Tuesday, but he did instruct her to stay away from Ulta stores.

Officials did not say what they believe Walls did with the products she’s accused of stealing. In other cases, prosecutors and police have said cosmetics and fragrances stolen in bulk are often resold online.

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