Friday, November 10, 2006

Two Charged with Selling Stolen Merchandise on Ebay

Stonington — Police have charged two women with stealing more than $40,000 worth of merchandise from stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and selling it on eBay, the online auction site.

Crystal Mackin, 23, of 1531 Glasgo Road, Lot 126, Griswold, and Pamela J. Murphy, 40, of 207 S. Burnham Highway, Lisbon, were each charged with first-degree larceny and first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. They turned themselves in to Stonington police Thursday after learning that warrants had been issued for their arrests.

Police said the stolen merchandise ranged from Vera Bradley handbags, Jessica Simpson body frosting, Yankee Candle and Wexler skin-care products to clothing, wallets and bags from the Disney Store and Wal-Mart, to Williams-Sonoma kitchen accessories, Bath and Body Works products, candles, air fresheners, dolls and stuffed animals.

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