Woman answers to theft; stolen goods chargesJune 19,2013Woman answers to theft charges
A Rutland woman denied this week that she shoplifted or was found in possession of more than $1,000 worth of stolen goods from stores in Rutland and Manchester.
Rebecca L. Lambert, 32, pleaded innocent in Rutland criminal court Monday to misdemeanor charges of retail theft, possessing stolen property and operating a motor vehicle without a license. She was released after her arraignment on court ordered conditions.
The charges against Lambert stem from two separate incidents in late April and May.
She was first arrested and cited to appear in court on April 28 after store security at Walmart in Rutland told police Lambert had been seen stealing $84 worth of beauty products and clothing, according to court records.
On May 17, a Vermont State Police trooper arrested Lambert after a search of her car, found by police pulled off to the side of Route 7 in Wallingford, uncovered $1,005 worth of clothing reported stolen from the Orvis and Orvis Outlet stores in Manchester, police said.
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