Police arrest woman for attempting to shoplift from Stop & Shop

Oct 23, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Kelly McGanty

Wareham Police arrested a Plymouth woman allegedly attempting to shoplift $334 worth of merchandise from Stop & Shop on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Police said the woman, Kelly McGanty, 36, was running outside and back into the store attempting to conceal the items when Wareham Police patrol officers arrested her.

McGanty was also found to have four outstanding warrants issued by Plymouth District Court related to charges involving past larceny incidents.

Comments (28)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 23, 2017 15:55

Is she wearing her Halloween costume?  Is that a third eye or some kind of headlight?


Another winner!

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 23, 2017 17:51

Trick. Or treat.....

Posted by: David Ricci | Oct 23, 2017 18:21

So Sad! Oh, I don't mean her... I mean the cruel, personal insults from yo both.

Posted by: David Ricci | Oct 23, 2017 19:04

This woman clearly has a problem with stealing and needs to legally bear the consequences of her actions. Must she bear faceless, petty personal insults? Come on... commenting on someone's dress, physical appearance... is hateful. Am I alone in this?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 23, 2017 19:38

Hateful...that overused word is a bit strong for this...wouldn't you say?  Come on Joe.  With a name like Workinjoe it sounds like you are a regular guy that wouldn't take that delicate stance.  If my wife or my daughter or my mother had that on I 'd give them a hard time.  No hate, just all in good humor.


And why does she get described as "having a problem with stealing"?  How do you know that she has a problem?  I just think she has no money, didn't want to pay, and got caught. She is just a thief.  That's all.  A thief who dresses funny!



Posted by: bob | Oct 23, 2017 21:19


Posted by: Spherebreaker | Oct 24, 2017 07:25

So glad they caught this thug.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 24, 2017 07:48

All I said was Trick or Treat ....

Posted by: desertsky | Oct 24, 2017 07:51

I don't think it's a headlight OR a third eye...it's for the magnet to have a focal point to work with..

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 24, 2017 08:05

You are correct ... The magnet seems to be working extra hard lately ... Job security for some

Posted by: baron1701@yahoo.com | Oct 24, 2017 09:09

At least she isn't smiling ear to ear with a grin. Even if its just for show - she doesn't look too happy.

It offends me when I see the booking pics with a huge 'ill be out in an hour' smile. On a sad thought, hats a lot of groceries to steal for one person. It may not change anything but I hope there isn't a family at home waiting.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 24, 2017 09:47

It certainly wasn't $334 worth of hot dogs and rolls!  She probably targeted big ticket items.  Lobster meat is $35-$40 a pound.  Maybe high end cosmetics.

Posted by: baron1701@yahoo.com | Oct 24, 2017 11:01

True - I forget that S&S sells all kinds of stuff so not necessarily food related, could be anything.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 24, 2017 11:59

Maybe she stole all the components to that costume she had on by haphazardly putting random things on herself as she walked around stealing.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 24, 2017 19:58

WBTS  what is it that brings a woman from Plymouth to shoplift at the Wareham Stop and Shop? Don't they have supermarkets in Plymouth ?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 24, 2017 21:36

Do you want the real reason or the WBTS reason?  The real reason is that the Wareham Stop and Shop is the closest supermarket to South Plymouth.  That's a fact.  The whole Head of the Bay/Bourne Road area has nowhere else to shop.  My goofy WBTS reason is the magnet.  The darn magnet drew her here.  Like Desertsky stated, that thing on her head and the magnet synched up and pulled her straight in.

Posted by: kevinc687 | Oct 25, 2017 10:27

she probably has a no trespass order on her for the Plymouth stop & shop, and the Sagamore market basket. she has to broaden her shopping range. this is just practice for the Christmas shoplifting season comming up.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 25, 2017 11:16

Thank you guys , I was just curious... You are correct the Magnet , it has strange powers

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 25, 2017 11:36

btw...Stop & Shop aka Stop & Steal.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 25, 2017 14:29

Well I hope that Kelly can pull herself together and break the Magnets hold

Posted by: Linda | Oct 25, 2017 17:04

S_S, I don't think she will.  Jan., 2014, WPD was called to a house on Hardy by a female for a domestic, both physical & verbal.  Kelly Jean McGanty, 38 Sandy Beach Rd, Plymouth, D.O.B. 12/07/80, age 34 was arrested for dom. A. & B.  That's public record.  She has also lived in Wareham, E.Wareham & B. Bay - all public record.  I don't know if she steals for drugs, booze, to eat or maybe she does it for the thrill - who knows!    Then we found out she has 4 warrants, not a nice girl.  Her magnet is on her hairband or it could be a wig.  The scarves help hide items!

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 25, 2017 17:42

Linda , Shame sounds like she on a path of destruction. The Magnet on her head is the one that brings her to Wareham and its Magnet

Posted by: Linda | Oct 25, 2017 19:27

Well, she lived in Shangri-La for a period of time so maybe she just visits occasionally.  I'm wondering if the judge let her go.0000000

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 25, 2017 22:34

Oh I know the type of visits . We have lots of those types of visitors down Swifts ...

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 26, 2017 07:48

She's got a Facebook Page. Surprisingly  she is college educated.  It also appears that she has a young daughter that hopefully doesn't follow in mom's footsteps.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 26, 2017 08:13

Shameful....  Bad choices is not a disease

Posted by: Linda | Oct 26, 2017 13:13

There was a male with same last name, who would be 35 now and was from Plymouth in 2008.  He was charged with OUI fatality when he hit a bicyclist crossing an intersection in Wareham.  Same parents shown.


Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 26, 2017 13:51

Looks like no parents of the year awards were  passed out ...lol

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