Maggie Benedict arrested

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Generations actress Maggie Benedict (32) – who plays Akhona – was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing pain medication from a store at Cresta Mall in Randburg, Johannesburg.

She appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court this morning and was released with just a warning after she allegedly stole a small 125gram packet of Panados.

She will, however, have to appear in court again on 28 January.

News on how the store was aware of the shop lifting are unclear with some reports saying the store sensors went off as she exited.

She was detained at the mall before police arrived to escort her to the Linden police station nearby, where a case of theft was opened by the store managers.

-  GILDA NARSIMDAS

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