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Media Release

Release Date: March 22nd, 2019 - 2:11pm

Originator: Detective, Barrett Gabriel, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2219

Contact: D/Constable, Lee Wood, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2216

Location: Oakville


Prolific Shoplifter Arrested

On March 20, 2019, quick-thinking staff at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Cornwall Road in Oakville recognized a female suspect from prior thefts at their location.  Officers responded quickly and were able to arrest the female as she was leaving from the store.  Further investigation, with the assistance of the Retail Theft Unit, identified this female as allegedly responsible for a total of seven thefts throughout Oakville and Burlington.  The combined value of the thefts is in excess of $20,000.

Tamara MCKAY (39) of Toronto has been charged with:

  • Theft under $5,000 (six counts)
  • Theft over $5,000 (one count)

MCKAY was held pending a bail hearing on March 21, 2019.

Anyone with additional information are asked to contact D/Cst L. Wood of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.