Champaign woman charged for theft at Bloomington beauty store

BLOOMINGTON — A Champaign woman is jailed in McLean County after police charged her for stealing over $300 in fragrances twice from a beauty store in 2020.


Chanelle E. Jackson, 23, is charged with two counts each of burglary, a Class 2 felony, and retail theft, a Class 3 felony. Prosecutors say she took $300 worth of products from a Bloomington beauty store in 2020.

Chanelle E. Jackson, 23, appeared Thursday for a bond court hearing before Judge Scott Black, who found probable cause to detain her on theft and burglary charges. A November 2020 warrant charged her with two counts each of retail theft, a Class 3 felony, and burglary, a Class 2 felony.

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Charging documents state that on Aug. 28, 2020, and again on Sept. 10, 2020, Jackson entered Ulta Beauty, 1615 E. Empire St. in Bloomington, and took over $300 in fragrance products each time.

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Judge Black set her bond at $15,000, with 10% to apply for release. Her arraignment hearing was then scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan 13.

Jackson was still in custody Friday morning.  

Despite perceptions of rising crime, theft has become far less common in recent years than it used to be. However, there are still hotspots where break-ins and burglaries are far more common than the typical American neighborhood.

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