Sahuarita police officers arrested a man and woman involved in a shoplifting incident at a Walmart in Sahuarita, in which the man impersonated an officer.

Police say 35-year-old Darrick Thomas used a Walmart phone application to upload receipts for items he did not purchase before entering the store at 18680 S. Nogales Hwy. Thomas entered, gathered the items on the receipts, and left without paying, a news release said.

Thomas returned with the items wearing a Arizona Department of Corrections uniform in an attempt to receive a refund.

He was arrested along with 33-year-old Tiffany Weilburg in a parking lot south of the Walmart on Monday night.

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Detectives determined Weilburg acquired the uniform used by Thomas in the shoplifting.

The pair was arrested on charges for impersonating a peace officer, organized retail theft, shoplifting and criminal trespassing, the news release said.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.