Watertown woman allegedly stole from a Monroe business for 3 years

MONROE, CT — A 36-year-old Watertown woman allegedly replicated a company fuel card when she was an employee of Gregory Landscapes on Enterprise Drive and gave the card and PIN code to a friend, who racked up over $7,500 in charges for gas.

The business also noticed a discrepancy with its payroll of over $9,200, according to police.

Police received a complaint from the business on Jan. 31 about the employee who was fired and allegedly stole money since 2022.

Courtney Williams turned herself in on a warrant Tuesday charging her with second-degree larceny, illegal use of a payment card, criminal liability/illegal use of a payment card, and criminal liability/larceny in the sixth degree.

Police said criminal liability is when someone enables someone else to commit a crime.

Williams was released on $1,000 bond for an April 10 court date.

DUI arrest

A male juvenile, 17, from Monroe was charged with DUI following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

It was almost 2 a.m. when a police officer observed a dark colored sedan heading north on Main Street (Route 25) at a high rate of speed, according to the report.

Police said the officer tried to catch up to the vehicle, but could not because of how fast it was going. In the distance, the officer saw the car turn right onto Bart Road and caught up to it as it turned onto Harmony Lane and pulled into a driveway.

When approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from its interior, and police said the driver’s eyes were bloodshot.

The officer could also smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver, police said, adding field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence.

The teen was charged with DUI and driving past curfew and released on $500 bond for an April 16 court date.

Stolen gold

A Purdy Hill Road woman told police she purchased a 10-gram gold bar for $815 on March 25, but when the package arrived in the mail Tuesday she noticed it had been opened and was empty.

It was approximately 5 p.m. and she found the mailman at the next house over and notified him of the theft. He told her he would notify his supervisor, police said, adding the victim is also disputing the charge with her credit card company.

The United States Postal Service is looking into the matter.

Police said the woman was advised to request a signature upon delivery for expensive items.
A 32-year-old West Haven woman was issued an infraction for making an improper left turn after being involved in a two-vehicle-crash with injuries in the 140-block of Main Street around 8:33 p.m. Thursday. No more details were available Friday.

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