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New Haven women charged after Milford shoplifting accusation

December 7, 2018

MILFORD — Two New Haven women were charged after they allegedly took more than $200 worth of merchandise from a store at the Connecticut Post Mall.

Leona Nixon, 26, and Tarrah Matthews, 18, both of Whalley Avenue in New Haven, were each charged with sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and criminal trespassing.

Both were released on a promise to appear and they each have scheduled court dates on Jan. 2.

On Wednesday, city officers responded to Boscov’s at 1201 Boston Post Road for a report of two shoplifters in custody, police said. An investigation led to the arrest of the two — identified as Nixon and Matthews.

Police said the duo is accused of, “taking approximately $270 worth of merchandise from the store without paying.”

Nixon and Matthews had been banned from the mall property on May 2 this year, police said. Then, they were ordered not to return to the mall for a full year.

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