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Mason Walmart shopper alleges he was falsely charged with shoplifting


By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 24, 2018

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POINT PLEASANT – An Ohio man alleges he was falsely charged with shoplifting from a Walmart store.

Chad Wise filed a complaint in Mason Circuit Court against Walmart Stores East LP and John Doe 1-3 alleging unlawful detainment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 18, 2017, he was shopping at the Mason Walmart and was unlawfully detained by a security officer at the store and falsely charged with shoplifting. He alleges he was never found guilty of any charge and the case was dismissed.

The plaintiff alleges that as a result of the defendants' actions, he has suffered humiliation, disgrace and loss of reputation.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants in an amount to be determined by a jury, punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs, and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Steven L. Story of Story Law Office in Pomeroy, Ohio.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge R. Craig Tatterson.

Mason Circuit Court case number 18-C-40

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