FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield Police filed new charges against a New Haven woman suspected of participating in a shoplifting ring that took approximately $32,000 from stores in Connecticut and New York, police say.
Store security guards at 199 stores across the two states told police that people have been shoplifting items and returning them at other locations to receive cash, according to police reports. Ronnisha Carney, 24, of New Haven was identified as a suspect in at least two cases that occurred in Fairfield, at Marshall’s on the Post Road and at T.J. Maxx on Tunxis Hill Road, police say.
Carney was arrested in June. At the time she was charged with sixth-degree larceny by Fairfield Police, as well as other charges from Branford and New Haven police. While being processed she is accused of giving police a fake name and fake identification, according to police reports.
Fairfield Police got a warrant for thr other thefts and crimes related to the false identification and served that warrant Tuesday morning at Bridgeport Superior Court.
Carney was charged with fourth-degree larceny and three counts of criminal impersonation, all misdemeanors, and three counts of third-degree identity theft, a felony. She is being held in lieu of a $1,000 bond for those charges.