Smallis Charged in $10,000 Walmart Theft
The former daycare owner, who was charged in 2012 with possessing child porn following an investigation in Moon Township, is arrested in Washington County.
Pamela Smallis, a former Moon Township woman who faces trial on drug and child pornography charges, has turned herself in to police in connection to a $10,000 theft from a Washington County Walmart.
South Strabane Township Police have charged Smallis, 49, with retail theft and conspiracy, according to court records. She was released from Washington County Jail Wednesday on $10,000 bail.
Smallis is accused of stealing nine iPads and 23 iPods in the early morning hours of Jan. 7 from the Walmart location in South Strabane, according to the Observer-Reporter. The items were valued at nearly $10,000.
Jeremy Stover, 24, and Olivia Domenick, 21, both of Coraopolis, are also charged in the theft.
The trio is seen on surveillance video in the store's electronics department. Smallis reaches behind the store counter, opens a drawer and removes a set of keys, which the group used to unlock display cases, the newspaper reports.
Smallis, who now resides in Oakdale, is then seen on the video loading the items into a shopping cart and leaving the store.
A South Strabane Police detective told the Observer-Reporter that the three are addicted to heroin.
Moon Township Police charged Smallis in April 2012 with using her children to sell drugs from her former Stocker Drive home. Police said she also sold drugs to a confidential informant in Sewickley on two occasions. A non-jury trial on those charges is set for May.
In September 2012, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office also charged Smallis, a former daycare owner, with producing and possessing child pornography on her cell phone. A formal arraignment is scheduled for February.
Smallis is the former owner of the Children's Palace Daycare in Monaca, which is under new ownership, and the Little Folks Daycare in North Fayette, a facility that was shut down by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in 2010.
A preliminary hearing on the theft charges is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Washington County.
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