Iliana Mari Morales Rivera, 27, was arrested at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday at Kohl's, a department store on Whittlesey Boulevard.
Columbus Police Officer Michael Ledford responded to the scene.
Josefa Wheat, who works with loss prevention at the store, reported that Morales Rivera concealed costume jewelry, with a total value of $40, in her purse. Wheat stopped her as she exited the store. The police report indicates she was caught on camera.
A Recorder's Court hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. today.