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.