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.