3 Shoplifting Arrests in 4 Days

Three arrested in separate larceny incidents at two local businesses.

Brookfield police charged three area residents in four days with shoplifting from local businesses on Federal Road.

On September 19, police were dispatched to Kohl’s at 8:34 p.m. for a reported shoplifting incident. Following an investigation, officers arrested Judith Fleischmann, 63, of Route 37, New Fairfield, for larceny in the sixth degree.

Fleischmann was released at the scene on a written promise to appear in court on October 2.

Two days later, on September 22, police were dispatched to a business at 143 Federal Road at 4:51 p.m. for a shoplifting call. Sarah Lyons, 52, of Mallory Street, Danbury, was reported to have concealed merchandise and failed to pay for it.

Lyons was arrested on charges of larceny in the sixth degree and bond was set for $500 for a court date on October 5.

At 6:45 p.m. on September 21, police were dispatched to Kohl’s for another shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival, police arrested Tanya Scharman, 43, of East Hayestown Road, Danbury, for sixth-degree larceny. She was released on a written promise to appear in Danbury Superior Court on October 2.

Steven DeVaux September 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM
No wonder Kohl's is relocating to New Milford and Sleepy's of Brookfield has now become Sleepy's of New Milford already.
Longtime Brookfield resident September 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM
What really stands out to me is the age of these people arrested - Its quite alarming that the age of these woman are 43, 52 and 63 years of age- What is making these woman so desperate at these ages ? I find this very disheartening.
Kevin O'Connor September 26, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I know! The 10 minute drive is really going to thwart shopliffting!
sock puppet September 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Yeah. They really probably have less shoplifters in New Milford. No desperate people there. And FYI, people probably shoplift from all retail stores. Some, like Kohls, just have better security (or care enough to have the security.) I think the real lesson for shoplifters, is don't try to shoplift from Kohls.
sock puppet September 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM
And its not a Patch article if DeVaux doesn't make a stupid comment with little to no relevance . . .
Steven DeVaux September 27, 2012 at 12:17 AM
It's not confined to the young. Case in point is a neighbor of Kohl's: http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/young-shoplifter-caught-at-kohl-s. At least the young can go down to the recruiters office and get a job immediately. Those older folks are stuck. A sign of the times and a legacy of the town's current administration in terms of dealing with helping folks in a bad economy.
Love Brookfield September 27, 2012 at 05:30 PM
You will notice that none ofthe shoplifters live in this town, so you really cannot blame it on Brookfield. Nice try though.
Steven DeVaux September 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Oh? Did you miss the last edition? http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/young-shoplifter-caught-at-kohl-s.
Kevin O'Connor September 28, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Good spot Steve! I have taken the liberty of going through the last few months to find the number of robberies in Brookfield and have painstakingly categorized them by hometown. You can see the results here: http://goo.gl/GBpBA As you can clearly see, there is an immediate and desperate need to relocate Danbury Fair Mall to New Milford, a clear safe haven.


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