Update: The Wife of a North Ridgeville Police Chief is a Repeat Shoplifter



Marie Schrader from AMCs Breaking Bad
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Update: The wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman has been sentenced for her repeat shoplifting offense that occurred earlier this year.

Elaine Freeman was given a $250 fine, plus a 10 day jail sentence, which she begins serving today.

Once released, Freeman will be on house arrest for 30 days.

Good thing there's nothing quite like being home for the holidays.


Originally published 9/17/2013: We may just have a real life Marie Schrader on our hands here folks.

The wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman has been arrested on a shoplifting charge- again.

Area police told Fox 8 News that this time 42-year-old Elaine Freeman was arrested at Kohl's at around 11:30 a.m. yesterday after attempting to leave with unpaid merchandise.

As you may recall, the very same Ms. Freeman was also arrested last November for trying to swipe beauty products from a Target in Avon.

In both instances, she was accompanied by her young son (now 3 years of age).

For her previous offense, she was sentenced to a 30 day suspended jail sentence and had to pay a $250 fine. She was also required to complete an economic crime program and attend counseling.

Courts said they'd keep an eye on her for the next two years- yet for some reason Ms. Freeman thought she'd have another go.

No word on what her projected sentence will be this time around.

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