Report: Shopper swiped video game from another's cart
Published 11:06 am, Thursday, May 9, 2013
Helynn Telesco, 59, of Westport Avenue, Norwalk, was charged Monday afternoon with stealing a Sony hand-held video game from another shopper's cart at Marshall's, 700 Post Road.
According to the report, a woman told store employees she was in a fitting room with her son. She left her shopping cart, with her son's video game, outside the stall. When she left the fitting room, the $150 game was gone.
Employees reviewed the store's surveillance video and allegedly saw Telesco take a black-and-silver object from the woman's cart, according to the report. As Telesco and her daughter left the store, employees tried to stop them, police said. Telesco stopped, but her daughter kept walking. Telesco denied taking the video game to police, and after a short time, Telesco's daughter returned to the scene. She said she had gone for a walk to Duchess and the Citgo station across the street.
Neither was found in possession of the game, which was discovered later that night on a shelf in the store.
Telesco, however, was charged with sixth-degree larceny based on the surveillance video. Bond was set at $500 and she was scheduled to appear May 20 in Bridgeport Superior Court.