Woman charged in $143,908 theft

 

A Kingsland woman has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing goods valued at $143,908 from an online clothing retailer based in Oregon.

Raelyn Goodfellow, 33, was arrested Feb. 12 and charged with theft by taking.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Kingsland Police Department began investigating Goodfellow after the president of the retail company reported that thefts had occurred between March 2014 and July 2015, according to the Feb. 3 arrest warrant.

“(The president) reported that a customer they believed to be in good standing, and who had for several months been ordering clothing items through a PayPal account, was placing orders and canceling them once shipped. The items would be shipped and the payment would immediately be canceled with none of the items being returned,” according to the warrant.

The president showed investigators documents detailing the orders that totaled $143,908 and the addresses they had been shipped to.

In an interview Goodfellow told investigators she had received boxes from the retailer at her workplace, home and a relative’s home. Family members told investigators she said the orders — which arrived once or twice a week — were school clothes and that she “had her ways” when they asked how she was getting the boxes. She also allegedly addressed some of the packages to relatives, then told them the boxes were for her, not them.

“Goodfellow did not otherwise see her family unless there was a box to be picked up,” according to the warrant.

Goodfellow allegedly sold some of the clothing online locally.

She was released from the Camden jail on a $5,950 bond Feb. 14.

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