The arrest came after loss prevention watched the three doing an extensive -- and expensive -- return of three handbags valued at a total of $3,354.
Two other people were arrested for burglary in separate incidents in recent days stemming from shoplifting incidents.
A 16-year-old female from Fairfield was arrested for burglary after stealing 4 bottles of perfume valued at $328 from J.C. Penney in the Stoneridge Shopping Center in an incident about 6:39 p.m. May 2.
Joseph Williamson, 23, of Hayward was taken into custody for burglary and public drunkenness in a May 2 incident at Sport Chalet. Williamson was arrested at about 4:45 p.m. after grabbing a $29.99 backpack and trying to leave without paying.
Typically, a shoplifting arrest can be elevated to burglary if a person enters a store with the intent to steal.
* Sidney Clifford Hill, 27, of Dublin, was arrested for misappropriation of lost or stolen property at about 12:45 a.m. May 4 in the 5200 block of Hopyard Road for not returning credits cards he told police he found.
An officer saw Hill, discovered he was on probation with a search clause, and a search revealed he had credit cards from other people in his wallet. Hill was on probation for possession of stolen property and the case remains under investigation.
* Lauren Lindsey Garcia, 24, of Pleasanton, was arrested for possessing four counterfeit $20 bills. A traffic stop at about 12:17 p.m. May 2 in the 4200 block of First Street led to the discovery of the bogus bills.
* Rochell Morgan, 50, of Newark, was arrested at DMV in the 6900 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard for receiving stolen property at about 6:05 p.m. May 7.
Morgan was arrested after an employee called police about suspicious people; an officer contacted them and found a laptop that had been reported stolen in Eureka in 2010.
* The front door of A Smog Shop in the 3500 block of Utah Street had its lock bypassed overnight May 2 and $204 cash was stolen, along with a smog technician's card. The theft took place between 5:10 p.m. May 2 and 8:45 a.m. May 3.
* In a May 6 burglary, $100 cash was stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Calle Enrique between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; entry to the home was through a sliding glass door, which had been left unlocked.
Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.
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