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Fairfield Police: Whole Foods Spots Shoplifter On Closed-Circuit TV

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Police arrested a Norwalk woman on charges of shoplifting from Whole Foods in Fairfield, adding to a growing number of arrests at the grocery store.

Amanda Maxwell, 54, of Westport Avenue, was spotted shoplifting by Whole Foods’ Loss Prevention on closed-circuit television and was stopped in the parking lot of the store at Kings Crossing Shopping Center on Grasmere Avenue, police said.

According to Loss Prevention officials, Maxwell emptied a full cart of food items into reusable plastic bags while shopping near the fish market, police said. She then attempted to leave with $155.46 worth of groceries without paying, according to police.

Maxwell was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released at the scene with a promise to appear in court on Dec. 17.

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