Chief of Police
2 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Two Women Arraigned in Connection with Alleged Shoplifting in Bedford
BEDFORD — Chief Robert Bongiorno and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan announce that two women were arraigned today in Concord District Court in connection with an alleged shoplifting incident.
STACY MONTEIRO, AGE 31, OF BOSTON was charged with shoplifting by asportation.
EBONEY MCCLAIN, AGE 30, OF BOSTON was charged with shoplifting by asportation, unlawful possession of a theft detection device deactivator or remover and unlawful deactivation or removal of a theft detection device.
Judge Sabita Singh set bail for MONTEIRO at $1,000 cash and ordered the defendant to stay away from all T.J. Maxx stores. Judge Sabita Singh set bail for MCCLAIN at $300 cash and ordered the defendant to stay away from all T.J. Maxx stores.
The next scheduled hearing in this case for both defendants is Wednesday, July 6.
On Tuesday, May 10, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Bedford Police responded to T.J. Maxx, on The Great Road in Bedford in response to a report of shoplifting in progress. Police were notified by Bedford dispatch that the suspects were allegedly seen leaving the parking lot in a silver vehicle. Responding officers observed a vehicle matching that description, exiting the parking lot and conducted a motor vehicle stop.
According to officials, T.J. Maxx loss prevention had observed the women allegedly removing a security device from a Fendi purse, valued at $2,000 and exiting the store with the bag.
“We take shoplifting very seriously in our community and have absolutely no tolerance for this type of crime,” Chief Bongiorno said. “Thankfully, police were able to apprehend these suspects without incident and the merchandise was returned to the store.”
“In this case the defendants allegedly attempted to take $2,000 in merchandise without regard for the consequences,” stated District Attorney Ryan. “This type of behavior hurts retailers financially and demeans consumers who honestly pay for goods and services.”
These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.