'1000-lb Sisters' star Amy Slaton was once arrested and banned from Walmart for 2 years, here's why
DIXON, KENTUCKY: Amy Slaton rose to fame after appearing in '1000-lb Sisters' with her sister Tammy Slaton. Viewers must have loved watching Amy's hard work of losing weight on the show, but she wasn't the same since the beginning. Amy has a criminal record.
In a video shared on Amy's YouTube channel, the '1000-lb Sisters' star once star admitted that she was arrested for shoplifting by the local police. However, the TLC star noted she shoplifted a book because of the completion of her financial situation. Amy later regretted her crime and vowed she would not repeat it.
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Amy Slaton was booked for shoplifting
Amy was detained for shoplifting a book from a local Walmart in 2010. The reality star revealed that she was in her early 20s in a YouTube video shared back in February 2017. Amy also shared the details of how she ended up at the police station. Amy revealed, "It was 2010. I had a job. I had recently quit my job. My grandpa died and everything was going bad for me." The reality star added, "I really wanted this book and I thought, 'Well, I'm going to try to steal it.'"
Amy further admitted that she put the book in her purse when she walked out the door of the store. However, the security sensors went off and an employee came over. Meanwhile, when Amy was asked if she stole anything, she didn't admit it and allowed the person to search her purse. Notably, the book was found in Amy's purse but she again lied to the employees. The reality star said that she purchased the book from another store which forced the employee to check the security video. However, the '1000-lb Sisters' star was caught shoplifting the book and the Walmart employee immediately called the police. Amy further revealed in the video that the employee told her that he wouldn't have called the cops and let her go with a warning if she admitted to stealing the book.
Amy Slaton paid $400 fine for shoplifting $8 book
Amy got the punishment that she deserved for shoplifting. The TLC star was taken to the local police station where she was fingerprinted and had her mugshot taken. Additionally, Amy was held in the station's jail for two hours before her mom came and picked her up. Meanwhile, Amy appeared in court a month later and was ordered to pay a $400 fine, which also included court fees. Amy questioned in the video that the price of the book she stole was only $8 and how the theft ended up costing her so much more than the item she shoplifted.
However, Amy's punishment didn't end there. She was also banned from Walmart for two years. She described that the ban was 'hard' because it was the only big store in her town. Moreover, Amy also advised her viewers that "if you are a little kid and you are watching this, there are consequences".
Amy Slaton regrets her crime
Amy shared that she has always learned from her mistakes. The reality star shared that she never shoplifted anything again. Amy further revealed, "We all have a past and we all learn from it and move on, and I don't think my past should be an issue." Amy, who shares two adorable sons with her estranged husband Michael Halterman, further admitted that she does not want little kids to go out and think it's ok to steal and get in trouble. Amy added, "I do not want that to happen. Please do not do the dumb things I did... I did stupid things when I was younger."