Woman Uses Sock To Steal Wine From Vero Beach Target

Vero Beach Target calls police after a woman tries to use her sock to steal wine.
Vero Beach Target calls police after a woman tries to use her sock to steal wine.

VERO BEACH – A 39-year-old woman was arrested after placed four small bottles of wine in her sock before leaving the Vero Beach Target.

Lea Ann Crotta was seen entering the Vero Beach store last Friday and observed by a Target loss prevention officer as she made her way to the wine isle.

The officer remembered Crotta in past incidents and told the deputy that the store has a problem with her stealing merchandise.

Crotta selected a four pack of Sutter Home Pinot Grigio and proceeded to the sporting goods section of the store.

Once there, she removed the four small bottles and placed them into her left sock.

Crotta then walked out the front door of the Target store in Vero Beach where she was detained.

Crotta was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where she was charged with Theft. He has since posted bail.

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Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.