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Combative Shoplifter Charged

The 32-year-old Berlin woman who assaulted a security officer at Kohl’s in Fond du Lac and fled the store with a large amount of merchandise has been charged. Patricia Bushey made her initial appearance in Fond du Lac County Court Tuesday. She’s been charged with one count of felony retail theft and three misdemeanors including one count of battery and two counts of resisting arrest. Bushey got out of the parking lot at the Forest Mall onto North Pioneer Road where police blocked her vehicle off and took her into custody by smashing a window. She’s being held in the County Jail on a $500 cash bond and has a preliminary hearing on May 7th.