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Cops: Fairfield Man Charged In Supermarket Scanner Scam

Fairfield Police arrested a Fairfield man on a larceny charge Thursday.
Fairfield Police arrested a Fairfield man on a larceny charge Thursday. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was arrested Thursday when he left the Villa Avenue Stop & Shop without paying for more than half of the merchandise in his cart, police said.

Officers said Miguel Alvarez, 32, or Brentwood Avenue, used a personal scanner while he was shopping, but neglected to scan $198.59 in items he placed in his cart. He did pay for $120 at a checkout counter, police said.

Alvarez told officers the scanner must have malfunctioned, but he was charged with sixth-degree larceny, police said.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on April 25.

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