By Sandra Rose  | 

Jennifer Kline

A former Mrs America was convicted of felony theft when she returned old clothing for refunds after switching the price tags.

Jennifer Kline, 51, of Wyzata, Minnesota was arrested in November 2015 and ultimately found guilty of stealing over $5,100 worth of clothing in a price tag switching scheme.

According to prosecutors, on November 5 and November 6, Kline purchased expensive brand name items at the Southdale Macy's, charging a total of $5790.98 on her credit card.

She returned the items for a refund totaling $5,501.36 on November 11 and November 30.

Store employees noticed the clothing items were old and soiled. They notified the asset protection detective who called police.

The asset protection detective told police Kline had made previous fraudulent returns in the past.

Police executed a search at her home and recovered 24 previously purchased brand name clothing that she'd switched tags on and pretended to return.

Kline took her deception one step further by also switching the clothing labels in addition to the price tags.

During her trial, Kline blamed Macy's lax return policy for her theft.

Macy's has since changed their lifetime return policy to a one year window for returns.

She faces 5 years in prison when she is sentenced on October 18.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Damn! The magic of makeup.

  • Vonn

    I hope they max out her sentence for felony theft. Felon & former Mrs. America would have been a better title.

  • The Dutchess

    That ole TJ Maxx , Marshall's trick of switching tags? I didn't know ppl still did that

  • Yardgirl

    I say it all the time, the biggest boosters are whites!!! Seen it with my own eyes working retail. Loss prevention tailing us while whitey robbing the store with ease. And me watching it all unfold like ??IDGAF

  • Lisa daniels

    All these beauty queen are crazy. First one smugging drugs to her jail bae and this will be Betty bubba jail bae. Watch ass girl.

  • stav

    This is nothing new "they"(must specify, not all) have been doing this type of crime for centuries, however when we walk into the stores they're following us, and can't keep their eyes off of us, while the real criminals steal and commit their crimes in peace.

  • Lisa daniels

    You bish, now done f up. Macy's for everyone.

  • Mister Fantastic

    O' she'll just get a diversion program. Poor little gurl...

  • Rahab

    Now this hoodrat could have used her powers for good, but no let's blame Macy's lax return policy for being on the side of the consumer. I blame her for needing ID for sinus meds.

  • stav

    We just wrote a similar post, not being funny and no shade(of course it doesn't apply to a whole race), but this is the truth!

  • Yoni7

    Thug ass criminal. I hope she gets every minute of every year. Get a job, hoodrat!

  • You Could Never

    During her trial, Kline blamed Macy’s lax return policy for her theft.

    Sorry but she had been gettin away with it. This was their own damn fault.

  • Rahab

    Lol, I remember when they changed their policy and you needed an ID if you didn't have a receipt. They realized Mickey and Minnie Mouse had a lot of store credit.

  • Blue

    She wanted them Rainbow store prices.

  • hottlanta

    Any ole skool heads remember the actress Wionna Ryder stealing 6 grand of clothes from Saks. They let her get out the store. No one was walking right behind her or anything the way they be walking behind us. Yet she still acts in Hollywood. Wasn't banned at all.

  • hottlanta

    Wow didn't know that.

  • You Could Never

    This hoe was Mrs. 1989???????????????????? FOH. ShopNBC aint been paying her? I see that is where she works at?

  • Pamela

    A thieving former Mrs America? Times are hard out here

  • Yoni7

    She has "YT insurance"......covers just about any and everything.

    How about the YT bitch that had a baby, burned it and buried it in the backyard.......just got probation (or house arrest) or some shit. #whiteinsurance

  • hottlanta

    I can't.

  • Yoni7

    Is ShopNBC a bootleg HSN?

  • Rahab

    Not with that smart ass mouth on her. They are making an example of her. The dollar amount is high and they already let her slide at the store a few times. She got sloppy and didn't try to air the items out or clean up the stains. She missed her chance at a plea deal for probation and then got uppity on the stand about it being the store's fault. Worse than deodorant stains and make up on clothes they put back on the rack at Ross.

  • Yardgirl

    100% truth!! The thing is that "they" get away with it because "we" are the perceived threat. SMH.

  • stav

    Yardgirl , I am feeling you! Facts!

  • Rahab

    Red carpet events put a dent in her Little Women check.

  • Rayne

    Good. Give her a goodt clean wholesome jail cell.

  • You Could Never

    This is not totally true. A security guard...a female one...actually looked at her through the slats of the dressing room taking tags and sensors off of the clothes and testified.

  • stav

    Remember she stated she was preparing for a role in a movie when she was caught? She was going full on Method all the way...ROFL!

  • You Could Never

    Used to be. Yes.

  • DaughterOfaQueen


  • hottlanta

    That is true did you see them walking behind her so close where she can feel their breathe on her neck. They let her get out of the store. A black woman would not have made it that far.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    She was in character, preparing for a role. Wink, wink.

  • Junkanoo

    It's high time white people start doing the time they get away with too much shit.

  • GuestSTAR

    O please, that Becky won't be servin no time, she'll get probation.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Ok this was dumb as hell on her part, but jail?? Really? Why don't they do like Walmart and have a code on each clothing they can look up?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    when 'they' do it, it's a "disorder" (they need "treatment" not punishment)

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I've ordered from them; don't know if they're affiliated w/HSN, but I had no issues with my merch

  • Renee26

    I can't stand a thief

  • Applebootay

    Dis Bih finna mess up Macy's BOMB return policy for erybody!

  • Coy little wink

    She spent 5K in Macy's? right there is where she lost me...

  • Applebootay

    not pass the dressing room. smh

  • On the radar….

    Speaking of yt, Tommy (Power) and his mother love/hate relationship is funny as hell. 'Tell me the truth. If you lie to me one fucking time, Ma!' I couldn't even keep a straight face ?

  • Applebootay

    Macy's do have the best return policy tho.

  • CaramelDrop

    "They all take things, you know?" Like children in the house. They want something, they take it."
    - Ms. Daisy

    IDC. IDC. IDC..... they ALL steal/lie with a straight face. Not surprised at all.... it's in their DNA.

  • Justlooknout

    what was she buying charter club and Style and Co.

  • Applebootay

    I remember when back in the day, I went school shopping with my best friend and her mom must've changed the tags on a 100 pieces of clothing items....I didnt think you could still get away with that sort of thing.

  • Soda

    The customer is not always right, that's how places ended up going out of business. Letting someone return worn clothing is disgusting.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If she gets more than 60-90 days I'd be surprised.


    these thugs are always stealing. why won't they do better and work harder? likely a pill popping product of a dysfunctional home. lock this thief up. clutch your belongings when they walk by you. better safe than sorry.

  • Fire & Ice

    A lot of these chicks who pretend to have money, steal like it ain't tomorrow!

  • MsPam

    She'll be alright! New post!

  • Soda

    I don't get the elevator entrance to the home thing. Are these people buzzed in, because they seem to just show up unannounced. Tasha looked surprised to see the DA prance in to search her home and Lawyer Dude didn't seem to be expecting Ghost to walk in.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    If ya dumbass gone steal least learn HOW to steal shytt!! Her ass got greedy..

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    She's 51? Well I'll be damned. She looks pretty darn good to be that age (with and without make-up). If she's had any cosmetic surgery, she didn't go overboard like most entertainers.

  • hottlanta

    Tired of people trying to act as if you are stupid. We all see it on tape that no one is behind her.

  • Cecigirl

    Damn, Sandra. It's Wayzata, MN. Prononced Y-zeta.

  • On the radar….

    I know right! I was thinking what if the wrong person just come on in. Maybe it's a script error ?

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I know folks who used to swap tags in stores. I love my freedom so Mama scared my arse skraight....

  • GuestSTAR

    I believe this is related to an article Sandra posted about a month or two ago where the young woman was allowed to override her own decline. Seriously, her purchases were declined and that wasn’t acceptable to her, so the store allowed her to instruct the clerk on how to override the decline and she was able to walk out with the items.

  • Dainese

    Chucked up the policy for everybody else.

  • Dainese

    Not anymore.

  • Olga Summer

    This is funny to say the least!! Definitely gave me a few much needed chuckles!! Especially knowing she'll get a slap on the wrist!!!

  • BloodBlood


  • Jussjess25

    I promise you I just saw a white man switch some tags on a rugg just yesterday. I ran and told on his ass! White people do this all the time.

  • Coy little wink

    She looks like one of them Melrose place chicks...or 90210...or chick from the game....sweet valley high...bachelorette...American idol

    Y'all get my drift...white folks all look alike...I call them trees they so similar and everywhere ?

  • MRiGOThim

    look at this khaki colored thug :P

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Addict mindset.
    She blamed Macy's.........................................................................

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hope she gets all five years... LOLLOLOL!!! Just trifling!!!!

  • Queen B

    Ol dumbass cheap bih smh

  • Queen B

    Riigghhttt!!! I been saying that and if the concierge is letting them up they need to b fired

  • Queen B

    Damn i gotta suit that needs to b return gotta hurry up thanks to this hoe ?????

  • ramosyo

    Love this

  • BlahBlahBlah

    yeah but this bish gonna get some kind of reduced minimal OITNB Piper probation!

  • none yubiz

    Damn..didnt even know that was possible! Thought the authorizations come directly from the financial institution not the store...thats crazy!

  • Greatgrape37

    Yup this lady did the same thing when I worked in Century 21 in NYC.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Lololol ???

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    "They are like trees they are so similar and everywhere" lololololol ???

  • Floriduhh Evans