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Alleged shoplifters caught
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Lisa Dukes - photo by Submitted

Two people were arrested last week after authorities found what appeared to be stolen merchandise in their vehicle.

Lisa R. Dukes, 41, of Duluth and Marshall Lamon Stewart, 43, of Norcross were charged Oct. 20 by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office with one count each of shoplifting and giving false information.

They were also both charged with two counts of removing or affixing a license plate with intent to conceal.

Bond has not been set for Dukes, and Stewart is being held at the request of Gwinnett County authorities, a jail spokeswoman said.

According to a sheriff’s report, the couple was pulled over on Ga. 400 after a deputy noticed the purple 1995 Jeep they were driving had an invalid temporary tag.

They also matched the description of suspects authorities were searching for in connection with a theft reported that day by employees at Belk in Lakeland Plaza, the report shows.

Also according to the report, Stewart attempted to hide his identification because he was wanted in Gwinnett County.

Dukes, who admitted to taking four Polo shirts from the store, gave deputies permission to search the vehicle.

Authorities found a pack of new plastic shopping bags and several bags of merchandise from different stores with no receipts in the Jeep.

Both suspects were taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center.