Police find shoplifter hiding in Dumpster

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Debra Green By Jennifer Thomas Debra Green By Jennifer Thomas

GILBERT, Ariz. – A Mesa woman suspected of shoplifting perfume from a Gilbert store was found hiding in a Dumpster Saturday afternoon.

Debra Green, 37, shoplifted several bottles of perfume from the Ulta store located near Horne and Baseline Road, according to the Gilbert Police Department.

A store employee tried to detain Green, but she fled the store and hid inside a garbage bin near Javelina Avenue and Horne.

Police located Green and took her into custody without incident. Officers found several bottles of perfume in her purse, according to Sgt. Bill Balafas.

Charges of felony shoplifting are being forwarded to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.