Woman accused of spreading coronavirus, shoplifting at Kroger

A Dayton woman knowingly exposed Kroger shoppers to COVID-19 and shoplifted from the store in Sharonville on Tuesday, April 7, court documents show.

Stephanie "Lauren" Incarnato, 28, “knowingly exposed Kroger employees and present members of the general public to COVID-19, after knowingly having positive COVID-19 test results,”our media partner WCPO reported.

Incarnato stole about $1,280 worth of groceries and had drugs on her when she was arrested, officials said.

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She stands charged with exposing others to contagion, theft and possession of drugs, WCPO reported.

Officials said that Incarnato is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center, where she is isolated from other inmates. She will remain in isolation for 14 days and will be monitored by medical staff.

No one at the Hamilton County Justice Center, aside from Incarnato, has been tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

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