Maggie Benedict, who plays Akhona Griffths on SABC 1's Generations, was arrested for alleged shoplifting at a Checkers supermarket in Johannesburg.
The 32 year old actress was detained by security personnel and the police yesterday after allegedly stealing a 125g packet of painkillers.
A case of shoplifting has apparently been opened and Benedict will be appearing at the Randburg Magistrates Court.
Just to put things into perspective, 125 grams of Panado cost between R9 and R15 at most retailers.
The story was first broken on Twitter, by a tweeter who witnessed Benedict being bundled into a police van. The tweeter, @Tumacious, tweeted the popular gossip blog, Just Curious with the information about the drama.
RT @Tumacious: @JustCuriousZA just saw Maggie Benedict getting bundled up into a police van ko Cresta mall. Paps tried snap bt were stopped
— Just Curious (@JustCuriousZA) December 18, 2013
Benedict has left the soapie and is said to be focusing on her studies. She's an award winning actress, winning the 2011 Best Actress SAFTA for her stunning work in 2010's The Mating Game. She has also appeared in 7de Laan, Geraamtes in die Kas, Hard Copy, Binneland and Isidingo. She's also a stage actress.
We will update if there's any further news.