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Two accused of shoplifting from JCPenney and Walmart

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GRAND LARCENY - MASSENA— A Moira man and a Fort Covington woman accused of shoplifting twice were arrested by state police shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Samuel F. Westurn, 34, and Susan M. Westurn, 53, were both charged by Massena-based state police with felony fourth-degree grand larceny and misdemeanor petit larceny.

In addition, Ms. Westurn was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

They’re accused of stealing several items, including clothing from JCPenney at the St. Lawrence Centre in Massena and computers from Walmart in Massena. The incident was first reported at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday.

Though the total value of the items wasn’t released by police, fourth-degree grand larceny is charged when the total exceeds $1,000. Troopers did not specify if or how the pair are related or what controlled substance Ms. Westurn is alleged to have possessed.

Both were issued appearance tickets and released.

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