Favre's Sister Arrested


The sister and sister-in-law of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre are accused of stealing clothes from a department store.

Brandi Favre, Rhonda Doyle Favre and Julie Elizabeth Toups are free on bonds ranging from $5,000 to $2,500. All are charged with felony shoplifting.

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"Her and two cohorts helped themselves to some clothes," Detective Capt. Rick Kirk said.

Brandi Favre, the quarterback's 23-year-old sister, lives in Green Bay, Wis. She and Toups, 17, of Diamondhead, Miss., were arrested Monday at Dillard's department store at Edgewater Mall. Rhonda Doyle Favre, 24, of Pass Christian, the sister-in-law, was arrested Tuesday.

A charge of shoplifting is considered a felony in Mississippi when the value of the merchandise exceeds $250. The maximum penalty is five years in prison.

Kirk said Wednesday a security guard at the store saw the three taking clothing and tried to stop them. However, one walked away while the guard was notifying police. Kirk said the guard had no idea two of the women were related to Brett Favre.

Brandi Favre's parents live in Kiln and have an unlisted telephone number.

In 1996, Brandi Favre was charged with unlawful use of a weapon in connection with a drive-by shooting at a motel in Slidell, La. At the time she was a student at Southern Mississippi, where Brett Favre played.

She completed a program in Louisiana that allowed her criminal charges to be erased.

Brandi Favre now does a segment for a weekly radio sports show in Wisconsin and takes questions from listeners. Jeff Schmidt, market manager for four Wisconsin radio stations, said she is not officially employed by the stations.



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