Police Say Security Video Shows Reporter Shoplifting

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Hartford Courant

Police have released security videos that show a WTNH-TV traffic reporter looking at jewelry and clothing inside a Sears store shortly before she walked out without paying for $105 in merchandise, police said.

Desiree Fontaine, 33, was charged with sixth-degree larceny on June 19. Fontaine told police she was a “freelance news reporter, and she was doing something on the side,” according to a police report.

The video shows a person police identified as Fontaine walking into a fitting room with merchandise she picked up inside the store. More…