Hot herbal remedies land two in jail
Two Fairfield residents have been arrested and charged with a scheme to sell shoplifted goods online.
Jason Salyers, 23, and Andrea Charette, 26, have been charged with Theft in the Second Degree
According to the Jefferson County Attorneyâ??s Office, Fairfield Police were contacted by Hy-Vee Grocery store management.
Hy-Vee had been contacted by an herbal remedy company, Maharishi Ayurveda Products International, saying it had determined that some of its products had turned up for sale online.
MAPI notified Hy-Vee management that Salyers and Charette were possible suspects and video surveillance footage from the store helped confirm MAPIâ??s information.
The two were arrested when they returned to Hy-Vee on June 25. At the time of their arrest, there were still stolen products for sale on their website.
A search of a residence connected to the suspects turned up nearly $1,800 worth of MAPI and other prouducts.
The investigation is on-going and other victims have been identified, but charges have yet to be filed.
The suspects face up to five years if convicted on the theft charge.