WARSAW — Two people are facing criminal charges after stealing more than $800 worth of merchandise from Shoe Carnival.
Robert Anthony Dilley, 27; and Anneliese C. Porod, 28, both of 331 Smith St., Mishawaka, are each charged with theft, a level 6 felony; and theft, a class A misdemeanor.
On June 8, 2020, a Warsaw Police officer was dispatched to Shoe Carnival in Warsaw for a theft report. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a store employee about the incident.
According to court documents, employees were working when the door alarm went off, indicating an individual had taken merchandise without attempting to purchase the items.
The employee reviewed the store’s surveillance footage. In the video, a man, later identified as Dilley, is seen selecting multiple pairs of shoes and bags. He placed shoes into the bags. A woman, later identified as Porod, is shown handing Dilley a pair of shoes. After collecting multiple items of merchandise, Dilley and Porod left the store without attempting to purchase the merchandise. The total monetary loss to Shoe Carnival was $835.
On June 12, 2020, the officer was contacted by a local loss prevention officer about the Shoe Carnival theft. The loss prevention officer said they saw photographs of the theft suspects and identified the two individuals as Dilley and Porod.
On June 26, 2020, a Warsaw Police detective reviewed Shoe Carnival’s surveillance footage and noticed the two people had distinguishable tattoos. Through the tattoos, the detective identified the suspects as Dilley and Porod.
Dilley was previously convicted of theft in St. Joseph County in August 2017.
For this case, Dilley was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on June 28, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond. Porod was arrested on this case in August 2020. She has a pretrial conference at 1 p.m. July 7, in Kosciusko Superior Court Two.