Fairfield Police: Bridgeport women shoplifted liquor
FAIRFIELD — Two Bridgeport women were allegedly caught shoplifting six bottles of liquor in their purses on Saturday morning. A Fairfield officer determined the women had stolen additional bottles of liquor from a nearby store beforehand, according to police.
Police said an employee of BJ’s Wholesale Club on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield reported a shoplifting at the store just after 11 a.m. July 8. Zaikiya Felder and Shanisa Hudson allegedly put three bottles of liquor each in their purses and attempted to leave without paying the $171.16 tab for the vodka, cognac and gin.
When questioned by police, Hudson then pointed out her car to an officer who saw multiple bottles of alcohol, empty purses and a device used to remove security tags inside the car, according to police. The officer reported Hudson claimed one bottle of alcohol had been purchased from Al’s Warehouse Liquor Store in Fairfield; the remaining bottles were determined stolen from the Kings Highway store.
Hudson, 38, of Beechmont Avenue in Bridgeport, and Felder, 39, of Clover Hill Avenue in Bridgeport, were each charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and possession of a shoplifting device.
Both women were released on $500 bonds ahead of July 20 court dates.