OGDEN -- A woman faces second-degree felony charges after police said she took $80 worth of Christmas cards without paying for them.
Tiffany Lynn Klein was arrested by Ogden police and booked in the Weber County Jail on Thursday.
The Weber County Attorney's Office filed in 2nd District Court one count of theft, a second-degree felony; one count of possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony; one count of false information to a police officer, a class C misdemeanor; and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.
Police Lt. Will Cragun said officers were called to the Walmart at 1945 Wall Ave., at 4:28 p.m. Thursday on a report of a retail theft.
Klein had paid for some items, but then left the store with 21 Christmas cards, worth about $80, inside her purse without paying for them, Cragun said. Store security followed her out into the parking lot and confronted her, then called police.
When police questioned Klein, she gave them a false name, Cragun said.
When they searched her, they found meth and prescription drugs inside her purse, along with a loaded automatic handgun.
"Because she had prior retail thefts and because of the handgun, it enhanced the shoplifting to a felony," Cragun said.