Former Miss USA Accused of Shoplifting at Target

Former beauty queen no stranger to scandal

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010  |  Updated 11:25 AM CDT
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Shannon Marketic won her Miss USA title in 1992.

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A former Miss USA has been released from a Texas jail after she was accused of stealing almost $90 in merchandise from a Target department store in north Texas.

Shannon Marketic was released from a Denton jail Tuesday after posting a $500 bond. The 38-year-old former beauty queen is charged with stealing an Oil of Olay Professional ProX skin treatment worth around $60, along with some baby items.

Marketic won the Miss USA title in 1992. In 1997, she sued the sultan of Brunei, accusing him of having held her as a sex slave.

The Associated Press couldn't find a phone listing for Marketic, but she told The Dallas Morning News the items had rolled beneath her purse in her shopping basket without her knowledge and she denied shoplifting.

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