ABILENE, Texas -

A Buffalo Gap woman is charged with allegedly shoplifting hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from an Abilene arts and crafts store Friday night.

Loss prevention employees at Hobby Lobby, located in the 4600 block of South 14th Street, told police they caught 71-year-old Penny Lee hiding several items in her purse and trying to leave the store without paying.

Abilene police were called to the scene and arrested her for class B theft. According to police, the total value of the alleged stolen merchandise was $399.78.