WARWICK, R.I. — Rhode Island police say they’ve arrested a 76-year-old woman caught on camera swiping a $100 bill dropped by a fellow customer at a clothing store, then shushing a boy witness.
Warwick police said Wednesday they charged local resident Dorothy Andrade with misdemeanor larceny in connection with the Nov. 4 incident at a Burlington Coat Factory. She was issued a summons to appear in court.
Authorities say they identified Andrade after posting surveillance video of the incident on Facebook. It shows a shopper dropping something while browsing gift bags, then a woman picking it up and shushing a boy by putting her finger over her lips.
No one answered a phone listing for Andrade on Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear if she has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.