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Port Chester Man Accused in $65K Clothing Theft in Greenwich

Police man worked in 'asset protection' for Saks Fifth Avenue.

A Port Chester man who Greenwich (CT) Police say was employed by Saks Fifth Avenue "in an asset protection function" has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $65,000 in merchandise from the high-end women's clothing store.

Mario A. Chavez, 30, of 51 Clermont St., Port Chester, surrendered Wednesday to Greenwich Police, who obtained an arrest warrant charging him with first-degree larceny and organized retail theft.

According to a police report, an investigation began November 2012 after Saks Fifth Avenue "received information he may be responsible for theft." Police spokesman Lt. John Brown said more than $65,000 in apparel including shoes, purses and coats were reported missing. He said $40,000 worth of the items have been recovered.

Details on how the thefts were discovered were not available.

Chavez posted a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Feb. 20 in state Superior Court in Stamford, CT.

Aidan February 15, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Kohl's not good enough for ya?
JCCOYOTE February 16, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Some asset protector

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