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Woman faces new larceny charges for $30K in furnishings, art

Updated 3:12 pm, Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Lynn Marie Scalafani of West Parish Road has been charged with acquiring more than $30,000 in home furnishings and artwork by writing bad checks to local businesses. WESTPORT NEWS, CT 4/5/13 Photo: Westport Police Department / Westport News contributed
    Lynn Marie Scalafani of West Parish Road has been charged with acquiring more than $30,000 in home furnishings and artwork by writing bad checks to local businesses. WESTPORT NEWS, CT 4/5/13 Photo: Westport Police Department

 

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A Westport woman charged last month with possession of stolen goods -- ranging from benches to planters to a fountain -- worth more than $12,000, was arrested again Friday and charged with acquiring more than $30,000 in furnishings and artwork by writing fraudulent checks.

Lynn Marie Scalafani, 50, of West Parish Road was charged with the new offenses while appearing Friday in Norwalk Superior Court to answer the earlier charges, which police said are similar but unrelated.

Police said that Scalafani wrote bad checks for the goods to several Westport, ranging from large chain stores to smaller boutiques, although they were not specifically identified.

Scalafani was charged with first-degree larceny, second-degree larceny and issuing a bad check.

Her bond was set at $21,000 and her next court date is set for April 15.

Among the items police said they previously said that they found at Scalafani's home were 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. The earlier charges filed against her include third-degree larceny, fourth-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny and disorderly conduct.