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Walmart Self-Checkout Duo Face Shoplifting, Conspiracy Charges

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, R.I. — Two Warwick women face shoplifting charges after the Post Road Walmart’s loss prevention personnel recorded the duo hiding food and clothing in their shopping cart June 14, then not scanning the $278.34 in merchandise while using a self-service register.

Officers Adam Arico, John Zaborski and Christopher Gillis were called to the store at 8:38 p.m. that night, where they spoke with the asset protection employee who explained that the two women had circumvented payment for the merchandise hidden in the bottom of their shopping cart and two large handbags, which had been recorded via video surveillance, according to a police report.

The asset protection employee intercepted the women outside the store and asked them back inside, to the asset protection office. Once there, the employee inventoried the stolen food and clothing, which was still in sellable condition, the officers reported.

The officers arrested the women, identified as Danielle Fanfara, 30, of 43 Larkspur Road, Warwick, RI, and Kerilyn Grant, 29, of 18 Hutchinson St., Warwick, RI, and transported them to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where they were each charged with conspiracy.

Grant was also charged as an habitual shoplifting offender, and felony shoplifting. Fanfara was charged with shoplifting as well as the conspiracy charge.

 

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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