BANGOR, Maine — A 25-year-old Bangor woman walked into the changing room inside Sears on Monday night with a few items and when she walked out some of the items were missing, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Nekole McLeod, 25, then attempted to leave the store without paying for athletic shoes and clothing valued at $49 that she had concealed, he said.

She was arrested and charged with theft and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. She was later released, a jail official said Tuesday.

McLeod has “a couple prior arrests … for thefts,” Edwards said.

She was convicted at age 16 of operating without a license, and in 2008 she was convicted twice for operating a vehicle while her license was suspended or revoked, according to court reports printed in the Bangor Daily News. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)