4 Florida women nabbed for stealing 24 Stanley cups, lobster, champagne and more during heist: deputies

Four women found themselves behind bars after their "expensive taste" led them to steal more than a dozen Stanley cups and several costly food products, according to deputies. 

Authorities said the thefts happened on Saturday at two Winn-Dixie stores and two Ace Hardware stores in Nassau County – located in northern Florida near Jacksonville. 

The women, identified as Stacy Sullivan, Kaneki Hickson, Montavia Sullivan and Tracy Sullivan, stole an estimated $5,000 in merchandise, deputies said.

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Deputies said they first responded to a theft at an Ace Hardware store located on Miner Road in Yulee after store employees said four suspects came into the store and stole 24 Stanley cups by hiding them under their shirts and in their bags. The group then left in a silver Chevy Malibu.

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Kaneki Hickson, 51, of Jacksonville, Florida (Credit: Nassau County Sheriff's Office)

An off-duty lieutenant, who heard an alert on their radio to be on the lookout for the suspect's car, found the vehicle at the intersection of Arrigo Boulevard and State Road 200.

The suspects pulled into a Winn-Dixie parking lot nearby and were taken into custody. Investigators later learned the group were the suspects in the four store thefts.

Credit: Nassau County Sheriff's Office

Inside their vehicle, deputies uncovered multiple Stanley cups and lobster tail, steak, crab meat and other food products from Winn-Dixie, along with an array of champagne, deputies said. 

They were arrested and booked into the Nassau County jail on charges of felony grand theft and conspiracy to commit retail theft.