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Two Arrested For Running Shoplifting Scam, Greenwich Police Say

Kasey Hernandez and Jeffrey Ricci
Kasey Hernandez and Jeffrey Ricci Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

Two men, one from Fairfield County and the other from Westchester, were arrested for allegedly running a shoplifting scam in which one would steal an item and the other would return it for cash.

Kasey Hernandez, 27, of Greenwich, and Jeffrey Ricci, 25, of Rye, were arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 10, after undercover officers allegedly saw them engage in the scam, said the Greenwich Police.

According to police, one of the men entered the store with the stolen item that his accomplice had stolen and returned it for cash.

When approached by police, and searched, the two also had a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

The two were charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of a controlled substance, and use of drug paraphernalia.

They were released on a promise to appear ticket and are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

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