Wareham Police responded to a report of a shoplifting taking place Wednesday night.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 when police were notified of a female shoplifter who left the Family Dollar store in the Wareham Plaza.
Arriving units quickly located the woman and found stolen merchandise valued at about $70 stuffed into her backpack.
55-year-old Jayne Decoste, of Westfield, was arrested and charged with shoplifting; she also had 9 outstanding warrants for other shoplifting incidents.
Decoste was arraigned Thursday in Wareham District Court.
(Photo Courtesy of Wareham Police)