Woman charged after threats to cough at Gravesend shop worker
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A suspected shoplifter who is alleged to have made threats to pass the Covid-19 virus to a Gravesend supermarket worker has been charged.
It was reported that on 13 April 2020 a member of staff at the Co-op store in Perry Street challenged a woman amid suspicions she was trying to steal a number of items.
The suspect is said to have warned the victim she had Coronavirus and would cough at him if he approached her. It is alleged she then left the store without paying for the items.
Erica Horvathova, aged 31, of Milroy Avenue, Northfleet was arrested on 21 May and later charged with assault and theft.
She is bailed to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on 23 June.