Monroe. State Police charge three women each with $1,000+ thefts from Wal-Mart in Monroe

Monroe /
24 Dec 2020 | 10:47

    Between Dec. 12 and Dec. 23, State Police out of the Monroe Barracks responded to reports of larcenies at the Wal-Mart in Monroe.

    In the first incident, on Saturday, Dec. 12, State Police responded to Wal-Mart for a report of a larceny on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    The store’s loss prevention staff identified two women in the parking lot who left the store without paying for numerous items.

    Investigation revealed that Erika Vargas, 38, of Manhattan, and Brooke Lee, 34, of the Bronx, left the store without paying for several items.

    Police said Vargas stole merchandise in the amount of $1,229.97 and Lee stole merchandise in the amount of $1,006.95.

    Both Vargas and Lee were charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

    They were both issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Monroe Court.

    On Dec. 23, State Police returned to Wal-Mart in Monroe for a report of an attempted larceny.

    The individual, later identified as Mary Hibert, 33, of the town of Chester, fled the area when she was approached by a Wal-Mart Loss Prevention employee. Police said Hibert left the store with $1,133.41 worth of merchandise without paying.

    Loss prevention was able to obtain the license plate of the vehicle. The responding troopers went to the residence of the registered vehicle and identified Hibert from surveillance footage.

    She was charged with forth-degree grand larceny 4th degree. She was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Monroe Court on Jan. 7.