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Oregon women faces conspiracy charges in alleged theft

For many people, including those in Multnomah, Oregon, their hair is their crowning glory, even if it includes hair extensions. However, police are accusing one woman of stealing hair extensions from a beauty store, and they accuse two other women of helping her.

According to sources, two Oregon women were taken into custody and are facing accusations that they allegedly helped another woman to steal hair extensions. A 19-year-old woman was cited for conspiracy to commit theft, driving uninsured and driving with a suspended license. She was later released. Additionally, a 21-year-old woman is facing conspiracy charges to commit theft. She is being held in the county jail.

The arrest was made along Southwest 117th Avenue in Beaverton, Oregon, where the police pulled over a vehicle in which the two women and an 11-month-old baby were riding. The store owner claimed that the two women served as lookouts while a third woman stole the hair extensions. It was reported that the three women knew each other but the two who were arrested denied the allegations.

A conspiracy charge may be filed when two or more people agree to commit a crime. However, there are a lot of things that need to be considered to prove that the crime involves conspiracy, such as the agreement between the parties to commit the unlawful act and the accused person being considered a part of the conspiracy, being aware of the goal and intending to accomplish that goal. However, some people are charged with conspiracy when they actually have no role whatsoever in the crime.

For those reasons, it may be essential for an Oregon resident who is accused of conspiracy to fight the charges. With a conspiracy charge, every aspect and detail of the case is important. The accused person may find it beneficial to take action that may reduce the potential penalties or may get the charges dismissed entirely.

Source: The Oregonian, "Portland women accused of aiding in theft of hair extensions: Beaverton Police Log," Everton Bailey Jr., Nov. 7, 2013

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