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THIS Is What Happens When You're Accused of Stealing from the Self-Checkout Register

Darien police say a Norwalk woman took an exceptionally large amount of groceries from the store after scanning and paying for a tiny amount of them.

Ever wonder what would happen if you went through the supermarket self-checkout machine and didn't pay for what you walked out with?

Well, Darien police say that's what a Norwalk woman did on Monday, Oct. 8. Here's what police say happened:

Adrienne Aguilar, 21, of Norwalk, accompanied by her 3-year-old daughter, went through the self-checkout lane at Stop & Shop supermarket in the Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Hwy. N. at about 8:30 p.m.

A manager noticed Aguilar going through the line a lot faster than he'd expected her to with all those groceries, so he reviewed the transaction. A total of $5.78 seemed more than a little light for the number of items she had in her shopping cart.

In fact, it was later determined that she had fit $457.79 worth of groceries into the cart, or $452.01 more than she had paid for.

The manager confronted the young woman outside the store and escorted her back inside, then called police.

Police issued Aguilar, of 261 Ely Ave., Norwalk, a misdemeanor summons for sixth-degree larceny. She is scheduled to appear Thursday in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Editor's note: This article originally was published at 5:33 a.m. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.

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