Police: Woman Steals Fur By Hiding It In Underwear

By Caroline Lowe, WCCO-TV

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — A female shoplifting suspect hid a stolen mink coat in her underwear while she was in jail for three days.

Stephanie Moreland was arrested New Year’s Eve by Bloomington Police after the Alaskan Fur Company reported a short mink coat was stolen by a woman who had been in the store and acting suspiciously.

One of the sales associates, Simona Storchak, confronted Moreland when she saw a $6500 coat was missing. She said Moreland denied having the coat and took off. Storchak wrote down the license plate on the woman’s car and called police.

When Bloomington officers located the car a short time later, they found a hanger from the store, but no coat. They searched her for weapons and booked her into their jail for the weekend on theft charges.

Three days later, a detective interviewed Moreland who admitted she stole the coat but claim she had already sold it.

When the investigator informed Moreland he would be sending her to the Hennepin County Jail downtown, he was shocked when she lifted up her dress and pulled out the mink coat from her underwear.

“She had modified her underwear. She actually cut the rear of the underwear out so that from the back it appeared she was not wearing underwear and then stuffed it down the front,” said Bloomington Police Commander Mark Stehlik.

Stehlik said the suspect, who is 46 years old, weighs about 270 pounds which helped make it easier for her to conceal the short jacket.

WCCO-TV’s Caroline Lowe Reports

  • Pate

    That’s an awful lot of trouble to modify one’s underwear.Gross that she stuffed it down there besides,obese or not! Ew!

  • Barbara

    Yikes….what’ll they think of next? First the underwear bomber and now the underwear fur coat thief. Gives a whole new meaning to “bodacious booty”.

  • Philo

    What a fricken pig!

  • Sgt


  • Bob

    I hope they don’t plan on restocking and selling the coat.

    • Jay

      Oh you can bet your tail it’s right back on it’s hanger in that store.

      • Cathy

        You can bet its locked up in police custody as evidence. A $6500. coat is a felony.

  • Lachon Bison

    That coat is now going to have an extra stripe on the back… ewww…

  • TJ

    Something smells “Fishy” here !!!!!!!!

  • Dave

    She should have stolen pigskin gloves.

  • ISH

    Couldn’t have stolen much. Certainly couldn’t be much room left in those underwear. But then, who would want something found down there.

  • JustSayin

    It’s Big Momma IRL!

  • hawkeyeter

    i bet a dead mink smelled better than that coat!!!!!

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  • Tom

    Great comments you guys, i got my last laugh of the day! We need more humor like this at this bleak time of year!!

  • WB

    Seriously, David S? Are you that ignorant to believe the mink used on that coat were skined alive? Wow! The intelligence of some people still amazes me.

  • A

    Does this coat make my butt look big?….Officer?

  • JV

    Hey bloomington how the hell cant you find a mink coat that sisters front side should feel like a brillo pad

  • Don Arnold

    A little fur down there is alright, but that is excessive! Seriously though, they had better offer a heck of a good deal on that recovered coat once it’s back on the rack.

  • BostonBob

    think after they sterilized and fumigated it’s found a use as a shammi at my local Mr. Wash Car wash place

  • MandiT

    Let’s all pray it wasn’t from Costco with the liberal return policy they have ……. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew

  • BigUn

    sounds to me like no one at the jail wanted to do a pat down for dangerous what-nots huh ;-)
    new meaning to the word pig —- no more bacon ever for me

  • ThomasD

    this might be the most disgusting and gross thing I have ever had a laugh at.
    boy oh boy — 270#. Almost big enough to enter the State Fair hog contest

  • Ben Brat

    she gay?
    Read that we gayest city in US.
    they can ship her downtown

  • Tommy

    Somewhere here she/he shehe got a messed up gene pool.
    No wonder they didn’t do much or a search ….. puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke

  • red

    another laugh for the day, thank again for all the entertainment friends, but 3 days was it with a fur coat under your dress? That could not have been too comfortable.

  • MJS

    If the TSA would have done the pat down, they would have found it! What I find interesting isn’t that she concealed it in her underwear, but that she concealed it for THREE DAYS in her underwear!

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