Woman charged with stealing flea, tick repellent from Lakeville Fleet Farm

Alleged thefts totalled over $3,700

A felony theft charge was filed Oct. 7 against a Prior Lake woman accused of shoplifting quantities of flea and tick repellent for pets from a Lakeville business.

According to the Dakota County criminal complaint, Iryna Saatoff, 42, was prevented from leaving the Lakeville Fleet Farm store May 20 by security officers who told Lakeville police they saw her put nine packages of Frontline Plus pet products in her purse and attempt to leave the store.

After she was apprehended, the complaint said security officers reviewed video surveillance from previous days and saw Saatoff had been in the store on seven days between May 12-20.

Each of those days, Saatoff is allegedly seen on video concealing multiple packages of Frontline and leaving the store without paying for the merchandise.

Police state the total value of all the merchandise stolen during that time period is $3,739.20.

If convicted, Saatoff faces up to five years in jail and/or a fine between $3,000 and $10,000.