Police Arrest Margo Adams on a $258 Shoplifting Charge

A woman whom Costa Mesa police identified as Margo Adams, former girlfriend of Boston Red Sox player Wade Boggs, was arrested Sunday at a South Coast Plaza department store on a shoplifting charge.

Costa Mesa Police Lt. Sam Cordeiro said the woman was stopped by a private security guard at Nordstrom’s at 4:15 p.m. The woman was accused of shoplifting an article valued at $258. Cordeiro said he did not know what the item was, but said it was recovered at the time of Adams’ arrest.

Adams was given a petty theft citation by a Costa Mesa police officer who went to the store after she was detained, Cordeiro said. She was then released on her own recognizance, a normal procedure in most such cases, Cordeiro said.

The woman identified herself both as Margo Adams and Mara Harris Adams, 33, of Santa Ana, Cordeiro said. Cordeiro said the woman was the same Margo Adams who filed a $6-million “palimony” suit against baseball player Boggs. Adams claimed in her suit that she gave up a career as a mortgage broker to follow Boggs on the baseball circuit.