Police arrest 2 accused of stealing at least $18K in merchandise from Tulsa stores
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Police say two serial larceny suspects are in custody after getting away with several thefts over the last year.
Matthew Donaho, 31, and Katina Scott, 41, were arrested Tuesday after an officer pulled Scott over for a traffic stop and found out she had outstanding warrants for her arrest. Police say Donaho and Scott have been committing crimes together at several stores in the Tulsa area since at least October 2016.
Altogether, the two have stolen more than $18,000 in merchandise and have more than 30 open charges against them, according to police.
On Dec. 4, police say Scott stole two shopping carts with around $3,500 worth of merchandise in them from the Toys 'R Us at 71st and Memorial. Police say Scott and Donaho hit up the same store three times before that. They reportedly stole $1,800 worth of merchandise Nov. 17, more than $1,000 in merchandise Nov. 16 and around $2,000 in merchandise Nov. 11.
Scott and Donaho are also suspected of committing several other thefts. According to police:
- In October 2016, Donaho stole two backpacks worth more than $1,500 from the Michael Kors store in Woodland Hills Mall.
- In June, Donaho stole more than $1,000 in toolkits from the Lowe's near 71st and Mingo.
- In July, Donaho stole nearly $1,200 in toolkits from the Home Depot near 41st and Sheridan.
- On Nov. 19, Donaho and Scott stole more than $1,200 in merchandise from the Dollar General near Peoria and Apache.
- Donaho and Scott stole hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from several other stores, including TJMaxx, ULTA Beauty and Victoria's Secret.
Police say Scott would often act as a lookout in the parking lot as Donaho committed the thefts or vice versa.
Scott reportedly admitted to police that she committed the Dec. 4 theft at the Toys 'R Us. They were both booked into the Tulsa County Jail Tuesday.