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Sunday, March 24 Police Reports

Cops: Westport woman caught with $400 fur vest in handbag

WESTPORT - A 51-year-old Westport woman was arrested last Friday after police said store employees found a fur vest in her handbag.

Officers were dispatched to a Westport retailer on a report of a shoplifting.

“Prior to police arrival, store employees confronted the suspect, later identified as Maribeth Nixon. Employees located a fur vest, valued at approximately $400, inside of her handbag. Officers also located a pair of earrings, which were found to have been stolen from the same store,” Westport police said in a release.

Nixon was taken into custody and brought to police headquarters where she was charged with sixth-degree larcent.

She will appear in court on March 4.

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