SAN ANTONIO – Mexican telenovela star Danielle Stefani Arellano, 52, was charged with theft Friday after police said she walked out of a discount designer retailer with items hidden in her purse.
Arellano, who goes by Daniela Castro in the TV industry, was arrested at the Saks Off 5th at 5819 Worth Parkway in the RIM shopping center.
Authorities suspect she took $100 to $750 worth of merchandise from the store.
According to a police report, a loss prevention official saw Arellano taking clothes off of their hanger and placing the clothes into her purse. The loss prevention officer told police he saw Arellano making exchanges at the register, but made no attempt to purchase the clothes she placed in her purse.
The loss prevention officer told police he confronted Arellano in the parking lot and escorted her to the loss prevention office. She was placed under arrest and gave her belongings, except for her phone, to her husband and was booked for theft, the report states.
Police recovered three pairs of pants, wovens, a sweater, a skirt and sportswear, according to the report. The merchandise was returned to the store.
Arellano starred as Roberta in the telenovela "Me Declaro Culpable," which translates to "I plead guilty." According to IMDB, she appeared in all 62 episodes.
The show aired on Las Estrellas before coming to an end earlier this year. The show now airs on a Colombian TV network, Canal RCN.