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Woman charged with swiping planters, benches and fountain worth $12K

Updated 6:33 am, Friday, March 29, 2013
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A West Parish Road woman faces several counts of larceny after police said they found an eclectic array of stolen property -- ranging from concrete planters to benches to a fountain at her home following a disturbance she is accused of creating at Achorn's Pharmacy.

Lynn Sclafani, 50, was charged after police checked her background following the incident at the pharmacy on Post Road East.

Police learned there were four outstanding warrants for her arrest, related to an earlier incident in which officers were dispatched to Sclafani's home to check on the whereabouts of a vehicle.

Through "good police work," the officers noticed several items such as planters, concrete benches, figurines and a marble fountain, which matched the description of items reported stolen from the Glen Leroux antiques store on Riverside Avenue, said Capt. Sam Arciola.

Officers also found at Sclafani's home wooden benches stolen from the Westport Arts Center and a wooden bench and metal bench taken from the Ultima Thule hair salon on Saugautuck Avenue, Arciola added.

Arrest warrants were applied for and granted.

The total value of the items stolen was approximately $12,000, according to police.

Sclafani was charged with third-degree larceny, fourth-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny and disorderly conduct. She was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear April 2 in Norwalk Superior Court.