A 20-year-old Bridgeport woman was held on bonds totaling $35,000 Monday after she was arrested for stealing over $400 worth of merchandise from Kohl's department store.

Tameka Vernon, of Vine Street, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery and interfering with a police officer after she and a companion allegedly left the store with $477 worth of clothing that was not paid for.

Police said Vernon used someone else's ID card and signed Police Department forms using another name. Upon learning her real identity, they discovered outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court from both Trumbull and Bridgeport. She has a court date of Nov. 22.

Arrested with Vernon was William Jones, 18, also of Vine Street. Jones was charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. Police said Jones selected clothing off the racks and passed the items to Vernon, who was in a dressing room. He was released on a promise to appear Nov. 22 in Bridgeport Superior Court.