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JC Penney worker, 2 others accused of stealing $2,800 in clothes from store

(L-R) Melissa Lyons, Tony Maggio Jr., Brittany Olds
(L-R) Melissa Lyons, Tony Maggio Jr., Brittany Olds

Three people, including a JC Penney employee are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothing from the retail store this week.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 4:31 PM

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Three people, including a JC Penney employee, are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothing from the retail store this week.

According to New Hartford police, officers were called to the JC Penney location in the Sangertown Mall at about 8 p.m. Tuesday on a report of theft.

JC Penney loss prevention employees told the responding officers that they apprehended a man and woman who were allegedly stealing more than $1,000 in clothing from the store.

Employees said 27-year-old Tony R. Maggio Jr. and 33-year-old Brittany M. Olds, both of Utica, were allegedly acting together to steal $1,341.49 in clothing.

Through the investigation, police said, they learned that a third person, 48-year-old Melissa Ann Lyons, allegedly worked with Maggio and Olds in the theft.

Police said Lyons, an employee of JC Penney, had left the store before officers arrived, and later surrendered to police.

Additional clothing was recovered from Olds' vehicle, which was parked in the store parking lot at the mall, police said. The total value of the stolen clothing was 2,845.90.

The suspects were transported to New Hartford Police Department, and charged with fourth-degree felony charges of grand larceny.

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