Commonwealth v. Danielle Bouvier Moore; Jury Recommends 2 Years to Serve for $24.45 Oyster Theft

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Danielle Bouvier Moore, 46 years old, previously residing in the 700 block of White Hall Lane in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was found guilty by a jury of Concealment (3rd or Subsequent Offense).   The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on November 18, 2011, Danielle Bouvier Moore entered the Food Lion at 5461 Wesleyan Drive in the City of Virginia Beach.  A loss prevention officer observed Moore placing four (4) cans of oysters and a jar of Horseradish into her oversized purse.  He approached Moore and detained her.  An officer with the Virginia Beach Police Department responded and interviewed Moore.  She admitted taking the items, which cost a total of $24.45.

Circuit Court Judge H. Thomas Padrick presided over the trial.  The jury recommended a sentence of two (2) years’ imprisonment. The range of punishment available to the jury ranged from a fine of $2,500 (with no term of incarceration) to five (5) years in prison.              


Moore’s prior record includes charges of Statutory Burglary, Enter Property/Interfere Property Rights, Distribute Schedule I/II Drug – Accommodation, Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny (3rd or Subsequent Offense), two (2) counts of Petit Larceny, Assault, two (2) counts of Possession of Cocaine, Disturbing the Peace, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Appear, and multiple Probation Violations.


Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Christopher M. Baker and Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael D. Defricke prosecuted the case. Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.​