WSU Women’s Basketball Players Facing Possible Misdemeanor Theft Charges For Allegedly Stealing From Walmart

Two Washington State University women’s basketball players are facing possible misdemeanor charges for allegedly stealing from Walmart.

Pullman Police were called to the store on Wednesday night around 6:00 for the shoplifting report.  Officers say 22-year-old Bella Murekatete and 19-year-old Kaia Woods allegedly stole less than 50 dollars in merchandise.  Police say the women were cooperative.  The Pullman PD will be asking the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office to charge the women with 3rd degree misdemeanor theft.

Murekatete is a senior for the Cougars and starts at center leading the team in rebounding and is the team’s second-leading scorer.  Woods is a backup point guard who has only appeared in 4 games so far this season.

WSU Athletics Department Spokesman Bill Stevens says they are aware of the allegations and are looking into the case and gathering more information.