Friends walk out of Kroger without paying; one leaves other holding the bag

Porchia Barnes Curry

35-year-old Porchia Barnes Curry was charged with theft for the third time since April when she and a friend walked out of Kroger at 2632 Frayser Blvd. without paying for beer and other items in their cart May 30, 2020. Her friend took off in Barnes Curry’s own vehicle, leaving Barnes Curry to catch the charge.

According to the affidavit, Officer Bissong responded to a call at the Frayser Boulevard Kroger where a woman was being held by store security. Security told the officer Porchia Barnes Curry and her friend, Diane Poterfield came in, pretended to shop, loaded three packs of beer and some other items in their cart, and walked out without paying.

Porchia Barnes Curry (SCSO)

Security asked them to produce a receipt. When security was distracted, Poterfield jumped into Barnes Curry’s Nissan Versa and took off, leaving Barnes Curry at the store. Officer Birdsong ran a check on Barnes Curry, and it came back showing an active warrant for her arrest.

Porchia Barnes Curry was arrested and charged with theft of merchandise. Her bond was set at $100.

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