Woman Accused of Stashing Fur Coat in Her Underwear


Police in Bloomington, Minn., say a shoplifter snatched a $6,500 fur coat -- then hid it between her legs in a pair of barely-there underwear for three days while she was in jail.

As an accomplice caused a diversion, Stephanie Travetta Moreland allegedly stuffed the fur coat up her dress inside an Alaskan Fur Co. store on Dec. 31, police say.

But when a shop employee confronted Moreland, the 270-pound suspect pulled up her dress and mooned the worker, revealing her rear end but not the costly coat, police told CityPages.com.

Bloomington Police Department

Investigators say Moreland fled, but she was apprehended by police later that day.

During questioning, Moreland reportedly confessed that she had stolen the jacket, but claimed she no longer had it in her possession.

After authorities patted her down and checked her with a metal detector, Moreland spent the weekend in a holding cell with the costly outerwear in her underwear, according to cops.

But on Monday, when detectives told Moreland she had to go to court, the suspect allegedly pulled the fur from between her legs.

Bloomington police Cmdr. Mark Stehlik told the press he was amazed that the suspect customized her underwear so that from behind it appeared she wasn't wearing any.

"I've seen plenty of innovative approaches to committing crime, but this one's right up there."

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