Two Employees Charged In Coupon Scam At Fairfield BJ's Store

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Two women who worked at BJ's Wholesale Club in Fairfield were arrested this week after stealing more than $1,000 from the store using a coupon scam, police said.

Loss prevention agents at the BJ's Wholesale Club told Fairfield police in February about the coupon scam. According to the police report, 27-year-old Lynnan Taylor of Bridgeport and 25-year-old Melissa Conlogue of Stratford had been working together on the scam.

They stole the money in small amounts, using a manufacturer's coupon for $10 at the store on Black Rock Turnpike, police said.

In the scam, Conlogue would take store receipts from Taylor and record the use of a $10 coupon, then give the $10 in cash to Taylor or keep it, police said. 

In total, Taylor and Conlogue used this scam on 113 receipts for a total of $1,068, police said. Of the total only 18, worth $180, were credited to Taylor; the other 98 transactions, worth $938, went to Conlogue, police said.

After an investigation, police filed for arrest warrants in February. 

Taylor turned herself in to police Monday afternoon on charges of sixth-degree larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. She was released on a written promise to appear in court June 2. 

Conlogue was stopped by Milford police on a traffic infraction and taken to Fairfield police headquarters for processing.

She was charged by Fairfield police with fourth-degree larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. She was released on a written promise to appear in court June 3. 

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