Friday, May 30, 2008

Officer Carie Hooker Accused of Shoplifting

An off-duty Chicago Police officer was arrested on suspicion of stealing more than $100 in women's clothing at a Kohl's store in Chicago Ridge, village police said.

Officer Carie Hooker, 39, was charged Monday with retail theft.

The store's security officers stopped Hooker as she left about 5 p.m. from the store at 9700 Ridgeland Ave. She was released after posting bail.

Chicago Police late Tuesday didn't provide any details on Hooker's assignment, but records show she started work in Chicago in March 1997.

The arrest comes after another Chicago officer was arrested for allegedly battering a couple in Niles Saturday.