On November 9, 2021, the Palmyra Borough Police Department was contacted by Asset Protection from Rite-Aid, 980 East Main Street, Palmyra, PA, 17078. The Asset Protection Leader reported that an employee, identified as Samantha L. Townsend, had performed numerous acts of Theft between the dates of 09/21/2021 and 10/26/2021. Townsend was determined to have "under-rang" numerous items to include cigarettes, snacks, and hygiene products. The total loss to Rite-Aid was $595.00.
On November 15, 2021, a criminal complaint was filed with District Judge Garver's office charging Townsend with one count of Retail Theft - Under Ring (Misdemeanor 1).