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Woman identified in baby formula theft

Posted at 5:35 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 21:02:39-05

Deputies say thanks to anonymous tips, they are able to identify the woman seen on surveillance video, stealing over $300 worth of baby formula from a Lee County Publix. 

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, it happened at the store on Paul J. Doherty Parkway on Tuesday, November 28th.  

They say Samantha Beausoleil initially left the store, but returned a short time later, and this time an employee spotted the woman loading cans of baby formula from the shelves and into her purse.

The employee followed Beausoleil out of the store and attempted to detain her, however she quickly sped off in a blue Chevy four door sedan before the employee could retrieve the stolen goods.

Deputies say Beausoleil is also wanted in connection to a series of thefts at the Home Depot on NE Pine Island Road in Cape Coral.

Beausoleil has two previous arrests in Lee County.

She was arrested in 2016 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and recently in October for grand theft in Lehigh Acres.

Anyone with information on Beausoleil's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.