Women charged with shoplifting jewelry at Athens mall

ATHENS -- Two women have been arrested and charged with shoplifting nearly $1,500 worth of jewelry from Belk in Georgia Square Mall in Athens.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports Sunday that the women caught a security guard's attention when they took the jewelry from boxes and went into dressing rooms.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, the women removed the jewelry and offered to pay for it when confronted by the guard onFriday, but they were arrested anyway.