Two Connecticut women charged for thefts from several mall stores

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two Connecticut women have been arrested after police say they stole multiple items worth hundreds of dollars from several stores in Sangertown Square mall.

On September 9, 2010 at approximately 5:40 p.m., the New Hartford Police responded to Sears Department store for a report of two females who had been stopped for shoplifting.

Officers said Chelsey K. Gagnon, 21, of Winsted, Connecticut and Allyson R. Dayton, 18, of Norfolk, Connecticut were charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property following the incident.

According to authorities, Gagnon and Dayton worked together to select multiple items of jewelry and multiple pairs of shoes from the Sears sales floor and concealed them inside shopping bags. The duo then left the store without paying for the items.

The females were then stopped by Sears loss prevention and were detained for police arrival. After police arrived, it was then discovered that the females were in possession of stolen items from H & M, Victoria’s Secret, and Hollister. Police discovered that Gagnon and Dayton had taken $397.96 worth of merchandise from Sears and a total of $709.90 worth of merchandise from H & M, Victoria’s Secret, and Hollister.

Gagnon and Dayton were arraigned Town Of New Hartford Court and were sent to the Oneida County Correctional Facility in lieu of $800 cash or $2,000 bond.

Both females will appear in the Town Of New Hartford at a later date to answer the charges.

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