Woman Suing Over K-mart Strip Search

A woman has filed suit against the Corbin K-mart over shoplifting charges.

Deborah Morton says she was wrongfully accused, and then strip searched in view of other customers.
The Times Tribune quotes Morton as saying she brought the items she was accused of taking into the store with her.

The shoplifting charges were dismissed in court. Morton is seeking actual and punitive damages.


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  • by Sam Location: Corbin, KY on Apr 14, 2008 at 08:41 PM
    All you are hearing is one side of the story. Here is another side, the woman was never searched (in public or private). She signed papers stating that she was guilty of shoplifting and said that she had done it because she was mad at the store, that is also in her statment that she signed "on her own free will". The charges were dismissed due to the fact that the employee was sick and in the hospital and unable to atend the court hearing but it was made clear that the case could be picked back up at a later date if restitution was not paid by Morton which she did pay.
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Apr 14, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    DID THE WOMAN WALK FROM HOME, THE REASON SHE CARRIED PACKAGES INTO THE STORE SHE HAD PURCHASED ELSEWHERE??? IF SHE WAS IN A VEHICLE WHY DID SHE NOT LEAVE THE PACKAGES IN IT AS MOST PEOPLE DO?? QUESTION, STRIPPED SEARCHED MEANS THAT ALL CLOTHES HAD TO BE TAKEN OFF DOWN TO THE BARE SKIN, DID SHE HAVE TO DO THAT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER CUSTOMERS? IF SO SHE MAY HAVE A CASE.
  • by no k mart Location: pike on Apr 14, 2008 at 10:01 AM
    Kmart is the worst store to shop at anyway..why people still go there I'll never know...They won't be checking my receipt at the door because I don't want any of their junk anyway!
  • by still Location: here on Apr 14, 2008 at 05:13 AM
    nothing has been done,onthe dunn case heis still walking around free.
  • by Aggie Location: KY on Apr 14, 2008 at 04:32 AM
    You got it Fred...everyone is so "sue-happy". That's why there are so many wormy lawyers, they make the big bucks on these people. When my son was small, my husband was in sporting goods at a local walmart. My son was standing about 5 feet from my husband, doing nothing, when one of the big plastic gun cabinets fell from a top shelf. Luckily the doors fell open before it landed on top of my son, but didn't hurt him. You ought to have seen the employees running. Now if we had been different people, we could've sued them. I am sure any lawyer would have taken the case. And we got letters from the main office for months afterward, wanting to know if they could do anything for us and how was our son doing...He never got a scratch from that incident. The only thing we asked was that they secure those cabinets better, which they did. They were very consillatory towards us. I know a lot of people would have jumped on the chance to make easy money, but why be dishonest..doesn't pay in the end.
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsbiurg on Apr 13, 2008 at 09:00 PM
    If you are strip searched in a busy store in front of customers you are violated!!!
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Apr 12, 2008 at 07:59 PM
    Um, where did it say she was "violated"? How will giving her money take away her humiliation? How about this. Drop the lawsuit, and put the people that strip searched her in jail. Why does everybody nowadays cry that they are sooooo emotionally scarred, yet when the payola rolls in, suddenly the "scarring" heals? Our "injustice" system is a joke...
  • by Kayla Location: Corbin on Apr 12, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    lets keep those lawyers busy they need to earn a living too.
  • by Lynn Location: Kentucky on Apr 12, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    I don't blame this woman for suing. She was humiliated and violated, and I hope K-Mart and other stores like them learns a lesson from this. (As if checking your receipt at the door isn't demeaning enough!)
  • by c Location: ky on Apr 12, 2008 at 07:39 AM
    If she is truly innocent then she should be compensated. I don't know the whole story but if she was searched while the whole store looked on, she must have been humiliated. I must say that K-Mart's not the freindliest store I've ever been in.
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