Published on April 13th, 2018 | by Newt Rayburn


Pontotoc Woman Arrested for Felony False Pretense from Attempted Theft of $2,191.53 of Merchandise from Oxford, Mississippi Walmart

On Thursday, April 12th 2018, investigators with the Oxford Police Department arrested Tina Hillman (42 of Pontotoc, Mississippi). She was transported from the Pontotoc jail to the Lafayette County Detention Center for the charge of Felony False Pretense.

On February 28, Hillman was in Walmart in Oxford and proceeded to the self-checkout where she did not scan $2,191.53 worth of merchandise. Hillman was then confronted by Loss Prevention where she ran out of the store and fled the scene.

The next day, Pontotoc investigators called and stated they had a female in custody they arrested at Walmart on February 29, who advised that she had come from Oxford. They sent a photo of her and it match the subject at the Oxford Walmart.

Hillman’s bond was set at $2,500.00 by a judge. The Local Voice Ligature

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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