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.