Man charged in the Norfolk County Stoughton District Court for:
- Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,200.00 – M.G.L. c. 266, § 60
- Shoplifting Over $250.00 by Price Tag Tampering – M.G.L. c. 266, § 30A
A man who was already on probation for credit card and identity fraud was charged in Stoughton District Court with Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,200 and Shoplifting Over $250 by Price Tag Tampering. Police were dispatched to Home Depot for a report of two shoplifters that had fled the scene. A loss prevention employee obtained the license plate number of their fleeing vehicle and photographs of the suspects from surveillance cameras, which were provided to police. Police located the vehicle, and after a short pursuit, it stopped. The operator took off on foot but was tracked down by police and taken into custody. The other shoplifter, who was not in the vehicle at the time, was also eventually located. Upon inventorying the vehicle, police located a label making machine, stolen items, and clothes the men had worn during the theft. Police also obtained surveillance video of the men from another Home Depot location where a different theft had occurred. One of the men retained Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney, John L. Calcagni III, to represent him in his case.
Case Result: Dismissed Upon Payment of Court Costs.
Following negotiations with the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Defense successfully secured the Commonwealth’s agreement to dismiss both charges upon the man’s payment of court costs. Once before the Court, the judge adopted the agreed upon recommendation, the man paid the court costs, and both charges were dismissed. The man’s probation was also not violated.