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Guelph woman charged with theft after weekend incident: police

Police say an investigation revealed the 30 year-old woman made several purchases with a stolen credit card and hadn't paid for other items. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Charges are being laid against a 30-year-old woman from Guelph after a weekend incident at a business in the city’s west end.

Officers arrived at the business at around 7 a.m. on Saturday after police said staff were concerned for the woman.

The woman was reportedly acting erratically and in the washroom for over 40 minutes.

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While speaking with the woman, police said she provided officers with a fake name before they learned she had made several purchases with a stolen credit card and didn’t pay for other items.

The woman was arrested and investigators say an ensuing search turned up a knife.

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Among the charges include theft, unauthorized use of a credit card and breaching probation.

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