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Police: Westport Gap Employee Didn't 'Charge' All Her Customers

Claudia Elliston
Claudia Elliston Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. – A Westport Gap employee was charged with running a scheme that allowed some customers to get their merchandise for free, police said.

Claudia Elliston, 52, of 132 Bennett St., Bridgeport, was charged Tuesday with fifth-degree larceny.

Police said they were called to The Gap at 125 Main St. in November to meet with the company's regional loss prevention manager about ongoing employee theft. 

Elliston was seen on video surveillance multiple times scanning the tags of purchased clothing for customers, then deleting the scans and removing the item from the customer’s bill, police said. 

The total amount of the items that were not paid for came to $594.29, police said. 

She turned herself in on an arrest warrant. Her bond was set at $5,000, and she has a court date of March 31 in Norwalk.

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