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Woman charged with shoplifting after facing charge in burglary of Christmas presents
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Amy Rider

After being charged with stealing Christmas presents from a home two weeks ago, along with three other people, Amy Rider was released on bond. She found herself back in jail Friday.

The 20-year-old Hall County woman was arrested by officers from the Gainesville Police Department on charges of shoplifting. Police allege she, as well as Emily Anderson, shoplifted more than $80 in merchandise from Walmart on Shallowford Road.

The two women are accused of taking a handbag, clothes and other merchandise, said Kevin Holbrook, public information officer for the police department.

In the first incident, on Dec. 8, Rider was charged with burglary by the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

She was tracked down after deputies arrested Victor Ignacio Barragan, 22, of Flowery Branch and Frank Anthony Jaworski, 32, of Gainesville following a car chase that ended when officers deployed spike strips.

Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks of the sheriff's office said deputies found items in the car linked to burglaries in the county. All of those items were wrapped Christmas presents.

A follow-up investigation linked Rider and a juvenile to the burglaries, authorities said.

She was released the day after her burglary arrest on $15,000 bond. After being taken to the Hall County Jail following the shoplifting charge, she was released Saturday on $1,460 bond.


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