A parole absconder involved a retail fraud case who allegedly lied to police following a chase is behind bars.

Green Oak Township Police were called out to the Kohl’s store at around 2:44pm Thursday for a retail fraud in progress report in which a suspect was seen removing security devices from high end electronics and placing them in a bag. Before authorities arrived, police were advised the female suspect had fled and refused to stop when confronted by store employees. Police located the vehicle and gave chase, which proceeded along Whitmore Lake Road, southbound US-23 and then east on M-14. Police say the suspect eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed just west of I-275 near Sheldon Road.

She was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Livonia and told officers she was a 16-year-old juvenile who resides in Detroit. The suspect’s mother arrived at the hospital and stated the same. Police say investigation soon revealed that both provided false information about the identity of the suspect and she was not a juvenile but rather a 23-year-old parole absconder that has been wanted since December of 2017 by the Michigan Department of Corrections. Police say the suspect was treated for minor injuries at the hospital before being transported and lodged in the Livingston County Jail.

Numerous felony and misdemeanor charges are pending. (JM)