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Woman Arrested In Springfield Was Wanted For Theft Across Four States

A Connecticut woman accused of stealing the wallets of distracted store employees, then using their credit cards to rack up charges across four different states including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut turned herself in on Friday in Springfield.

Tabatha Garofalo, 31, is facing multiple theft charges after running a scam for months that involved posing as a customer and sometimes use children she brought to the store to distract employees as she swiped their wallet, according to nj.com.

Garofalo caught the attention of police back in December after she allegedly stole three wallets from the employees of three different stores in the Mall at Short Hills, according to nj.com.

Locally, she has been linked to crimes in Raritain, Watchung, Flemington, Green Brook, Millburn, Readington, Westfield and Union, according to nj.com.

Read more here http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/04/woman_arrested_in_springfield_was_wanted_for_dozens_of_thefts_across_nj_ny_pa_and_conn.html#incart_river



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