(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------An arrest has been made, by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, in an ongoing shoplifting investigation where over $10,000 in merchandise was stolen this summer from the Ulta Beauty location in Hartwell Village near Seneca.
The Sheriff’s Office is announcing the arrest of 36 year old Sonia Nuta, of Club Place NW in Duluth, GA, on a charge of Shoplifting with a value of over $10,000. Nuta was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 9:34pm Tuesday. Nuta was transported from the Gwinnett County (GA) Detention Center to the Oconee County Detention Center yesterday.
The Sheriff’s Office issued a news release on June 28th seeking the public’s help in the investigation. According to that release, a Deputy from the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (P.A.C.E.) Team responded to Ulta Beauty on Saturday afternoon, June 24th. The Deputy was informed, by an employee, that three females came into the store during the evening hours on Thursday, June 22nd and shoplifted items from the store.
Based upon evidence that was gathered during the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained against Nuta by an Investigator with the Criminal Investigations Bureau. According to the arrest warrant, approximately $12,000.00 in merchandise was stolen.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.