2 arrested, accused of organized retail theft by Folsom police

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Just before 7:30 p.m. Friday, a store associate at Polo Ralph Lauren in the Folsom Premium Outlets called to report a theft in progress.

FOLSOM, Calif. — Two women were arrested Friday in Folsom on suspicion of retail theft, authorities said.

Just before 7:30 p.m., a store associate at Polo Ralph Lauren in the Folsom Premium Outlets called to report a theft in progress, according to the Folsom Police Department. During the call, the suspects allegedly ran out of the store.

Officers responded to the area, found the suspects’ vehicle on Highway 50 and did a traffic stop, police said. 

“The passenger cooperated and exited the vehicle and was detained, but the driver refused to follow the officers’ directions,” the department said in a news release on social media. “Despite repeated orders, the driver refused to get out of the car and had to be forcefully removed.”

Police said officers searched the car and found stolen Polo Ralph Lauren merchandise and a firearm in the bag that was on the driver’s lap when they were initially stopped.

A records check showed the firearm was reported stolen out of Sacramento, police said.

Marjorie Suntok Madison, 48, of Sacramento, and Jerniece Marie Menefee, 45, of Sacramento, were arrested on suspicion of retail theft. Madison was released from Sacramento County Main Jail on Saturday, jail records show.

Menefee faces eight felony charges pertaining to organized retail theft and firearm possession, jail records show. She faces one misdemeanor charge for allegedly resisting a peace officer, records show.

Her bail is set at $50,000, and she is expected to appear in Sacramento County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.