Unpaid groceries lead to larceny charge
Updated 11:04 am, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
FAIRFIELD — A Norwalk woman who allegedly walked out of the grocery store with $485 worth of unpaid groceries is facing a larceny charge.
Brianna Pennell, 33, of France Street, was charged with sixth-degree larceny.
According to the police report, Pennell went into Whole Foods, 350 Grasmere Ave., with her boyfriend Saturday night, May 20. They put multiple groceries into a reusable bag, but when they got to the cashier, Pennell said she forgot her wallet and could only pay for some ice cream. Her boyfriend, police said, went outside for a cigarette but apparently drove away.
Pennell then allegedly said she was going out to the car to get her wallet, and left with the bag of groceries. She was still in the parking lot when police arrived and had made no effort to pay for the groceries.
She was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on June 2.