Woman denies stealing, items
BENNINGTON — An East Street woman is facing multiple criminal charges, including one felony, after police said they believed she stole items from friends and family members and sold them to local businesses.
Kelsey B. Jones, 22, of Bennington, was arraigned on a felony count of grand larceny, six misdemeanor charges of using false tokens and a misdemeanor charge of giving false information to police in order to implicate another person. In a second case, Jones was changed with two misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and two misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen property.
Jones pleaded innocent to all the charges on Monday in Bennington criminal court. She was released without bail.
In the first case, police said Jones reported electronics items as missing from her home on Nov. 17. The items belonged to Jones’ stepfather, Mark Campbell, and included computers and a camera.
On Dec. 14, police learned the items had been sold to the Gamers Grotto on Main Street in Bennington. Police said on the same day, they learned Jones sold another item to Moose’s Gold on North Street in Bennington.
In the second case, police said Melanie Muniz, a friend of Jones’, reported on Dec. 5 that she believed Jones had stolen her wedding ring and earrings. Police said those items had also been sold to Moose’s Gold.
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