Employee allegedly stole over $800 in gift certificates from Rite Aid

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MONROE, CT — A Rite Aid pharmacy employee allegedly stole over $820 worth of gift cards during her shift on April 18, according to a police complaint filed Tuesday.

After reviewing video surveillance footage of the store at 508 Monroe Turnpike, officers arrested the employee, a 17-year-old juvenile female, and charged her with fifth-degree larceny. She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 5.

Police said the store manager noticed over $800 was missing from the cashiers’ till and reviewed security cameras, which showed the employee scan five gift cards at different registers, complete the transactions without paying, throw out the receipts and pocket the cards.

Police said the juvenile stole two Netflix cards and three Vanilla Visa Jewel gift cards.

Rollover on Main Street

A Danbury man told police he fell asleep while heading north on Main Street in his 2008 Mazda 3 early Wednesday morning, when his vehicle struck a small tree, rolled over and hit two more trees before coming to rest on its roof.

The driver, Bryan Steven Alvarez-Landy, 24, of Topfield Road, was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to the report.

Alvarez-Landy was issued infractions for failure to drive in the proper lane and failure to carry an insurance card, police said.

Police said firefighters and Monroe Emergency Medical Service personnel also responded to the 12:20 a.m. call.

Business reports email scam

An identity thief hacked into the email of the owner of Yankocy Wholesale Building Materials and sent a fake email to an employee pretending to be him. The employee was asked to pay an old invoice for over $18,155, police said.

The Enterprise Drive business reported the incident to police on Tuesday to raise awareness of the scam.

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