PHOENIX -- Phoenix police have arrested a woman who has been buying stolen beer and making a profit by selling it to others.

Irene Gonzalez, 58, was arrested Thursday and booked on four counts of trafficking in stolen property and one count of liquor sales without a license.

A Feb. 25 arrest helped trace a beer-running ring to Gonzalez. On that day, Phoenix police arrested a suspect for shoplifting two 18-packs of beer from a Circle K convenience store. The suspect admitted to stealing the beer with the intent to sell to a person known as "Mama," who lives in an apartment complex on 2760 E. Wier Ave., Officer James Holmes said....

Who the steals beer and sells it for less than it would take to buy it?