A female looting suspect, Micaela Kimbrough, with a listed residence in Arlington Heights was charged Friday August 21, 2020 related to criminal activities while looting in downtown Chicago that occurred overnight Sunday to Monday, August 9-10, 2020. The intense looting began about 12:15 a.m. Monday, and more than 100 suspects were arrested during looting activity that occurred in the South Loop, the Magnificent Mile, and Lincoln Park. However, Micaela Kimbrough was arrested nine days later while allegedly attempting to sell a stolen jacket to an undercover Chicago police officer.
Chicago Police said Micaela Kimbrough was arrested just after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday August 19, 2020 in the block of 2400 West North Avenue as she tried to sell a stolen jacket allegedly taken from the Canada Goose store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile while multiple stores were looted in downtown Chicago and along the Magnificent Mile. Authorities said the coat was taken from the Canada Goose store at 800 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
Micaela Kimbrough, 31, of the block 700 East Golf Road, faces three felony charges of …
2) looting by an individual, and
A Cook County judge Friday set bail at $10,000. She must post $1,000 to be released.
Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said during the bond hearing Friday August 21, 2020 that a store employee found the jacket for sale on Facebook Marketplace, and the tags on the jacket later tracked back to that store.
State’s Attorney Scaduto said Canada Goose store surveillance showed Micaela Kimbrough entering the store while wearing a mask, but leaving the store without wearing mask and carrying the jacket.
Undercover Chicago police detectives arranged to meet Micaela Kimbrough to purchase the jacket that was presented on Facebook Marketplace, according to the Chicago Police Department. Prosecutors said the online listing and a money-sharing app on the listing were also traced to Micaela Kimbrough.
Kimbrough’s public defender said she has been working as an Aldi supervisor for eight years and has no criminal background. Micaela Kimbrough denied taking the jacket from the store, and told police she purchased the jacket from someone at 33rd Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. Kimbrough did the jacket did not fit the person she intended to give it to, according to Scaduto.
As a condition of Micaela Kimbrough’s bail, Judge Arthur Wesley Willis ordered her to obey an 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew.
“You’ve been working steadily at Aldi as a supervisor for eight years, so I have no idea why you would be caught up in this in any way, shape or form,”
— Cook County Judge Arthur Wesley Willis
Kimbrough is scheduled in Cook County Circuit court Tuesday, September 1, 2020 on the felony charges related to the looting and Wednesday, September 2, 2020 for a bankruptcy case.
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