Cheshire woman charged with larceny following Home Depot theft

A Cheshire woman employed at the Home Depot on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike was charged with larceny after an investigation found that she had stolen more than $18,000 from the store.

On Tuesday, Sept. 26,

Patricia Croteau

Patricia Croteau

, 59, surrendered to police after learning that there was a warrant for her arrest.

According to a Southington Police Department release, the warrant was the result of an investigation initiated by Home Depot Asset Protection after they were notified that cash and change order deposits was unaccounted for.

The total amount of the loss was $18,282.65.

According to the warrant, Croteau was the one who prepared the deposits and payments for the store. Croteau would prepare deposits and not submit them for pickup by the armored car service.

Croteau was charted with second degree larceny. She was released on a $20,000 non-surety bond and given a Sept. 29 court date.

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