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Hamden Store Employee Face Charges for Shoplifting

Hamden Police also arrested a woman who they say was given the stolen merchandise.


A Hamden couple is facing shoplifting charges in connection with the reported theft of nearly $300 in merchandise from the Shop Rite at 2100 Dixwell Ave., according to Hamden Police.

Officers responded to a report of that store employee, Michael Rivera, placed $279.31 worth of food and household goods in a garbage bag. Rivera then exited the store and handed the contents to Michelle Rubertone, who was waiting outside with her seven-year-old daughter, according to a police report.

Rivera and Rubertone were arrested and transported to police headquarters. 

Police arrested Rivera, 38, of 422 Mix Ave., Hamden,  on charges of sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. Rivera is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on March 26. Police also arrested Michelle Rubertone, 35, also of 422 Mix Ave., on charges of sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and risk of injury to a minor. She is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on March 26. 

Officer Mark Gery conducted the investigation. 

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