FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A plain-clothes Fairfield police detective witnessed a woman putting items into a grocery cart Saturday afternoon and attempting to leave the store without paying for over $600 in groceries.
Loss prevention agents at the Stop and Shop grocery store on Kings Highway Cutoff contacted police after seeing Stephanie Rossi, 23 of Bridgeport, on the security cameras. She was known to the store security from previous incidents.
Rossi reportedly filled several bags and then left the store with one of the hand held scanners used to shop with. When police and store security stopped her in the parking lot they found $631 in groceries and the scanner was valued at $1,044.
Police charged her with larceny in the fourth degree and released her on a written promise to appear on Nov. 5.
Rossi was also issued a misdemeanor summons for operating a car with a suspended license, misuse of plates, operating an unregistered vehicle and failure to insure. She was released on a second written promise to appear and due in court on Nov. 5.