A 62-year-old Stamford woman was charged with larceny in the sixth degree after police caught her attempting to shoplift from Athletic Shoe Factory on Forest Street.
According to police, on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 5:09 p.m., an employee of the retail outlet reported that the woman, Donna Rubin, was suspected of shoplifting. When police arrived, they found Rubin standing in the store next to the cash register with other employees.
The store’s manager told police employees saw Rubin put a pair of $72 brown sandals in her bag and zip it up. The manager then asked her if she could open up her bag. She did, revealing the sandals.
“She claimed they must have fallen in her bag while she was shopping,” Sergeant Carol Ogrinc said.
The manager also noticed two more items—a tank top valued at $23 and a jacket valued at $116—in her bag. Rubin claimed those items belonged to her and that she wore them earlier that day.
After conducting a survey of inventory, it was determined those two items were missing from the store as well.
Rubin was released on a promise to appear at a Sept. 27 court date.
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