On 7/4/18 at 1357 hrs, Ephrata Police were called to Giant, 850 E. Main St Ephrata Township for a retail theft that just occurred. Store employees reported a female suspect concealed $68.97 worth of items in her purse and fled in a Silver Dodge Charger and they provided the vehicle registration. Responding officers located the suspect driving the vehicle several blocks away. The suspect was in possession of the stolen merchandise and was taken into custody. The suspect was identified as Maranda Kachel, age 24, of Ephrata. Kachel has been charged with Retail Theft (M) and will receive a summons.