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MASSENA - A 22-year-old Massena woman has been fined and ordered to perform 15 hours of community service after admitting her role in shoplifting nearly $215 worth of merchandise from Walmart.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson fined Donna L. Doman of 35 Parker Ave. $75 and a $125 surcharge after a petit larceny count was reduced to disorderly conduct. She was also placed under a one-year conditional discharge with a stipulation she perform 15 hours of community service.

Doman and Kara L. Lapointe, 28, of 106 Bishop Ave., Massena, had been charged with petit larceny at 8:20 p.m. Jan. 24 after they allegedly shoplifted $214.94 worth of merchandise from Walmart. Lapointe was additionally charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument.

The store’s loss prevention associates told police they had watched the two women place several items inside two purses, cover those purses with coats and then walk past the last point of sale without paying for the items.

They charged Doman had attempted to shoplift seven pairs of underwear, a bra and two six-packs of socks. She also reportedly grabbed bags from an empty register, placed two pairs of footwear in the bags and attempted to leave the store without paying for those items as well.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

■ Ruth A. Petra, 55, of 49 1/2 Maple St., Lot 20, Massena, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal with a stipulation she perform 15 hours of community service.

She had been charged with petit larceny at 2:33 p.m. Jan. 12 after police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart. She was accused of shoplifting two shirts, a bra, 13 bottles of nail polish and an 8 gig Sandisc. The merchandise was valued at $146.24.

■ Kristen P. Bevins, 20, of 33 Grantville Road, Norfolk, was sentenced to time served and ordered to pay a $25 fine and a $125 surcharge after a petit larceny count was reduced to a disorderly conduct violation.

Village police had charged Bevins with petit larceny at 3:59 p.m. Aug. 27 after she allegedly shoplifted nail polish, Crest Whitening Toothpaste, Nexxus hair products and a Clorox bleach pen from Price Chopper.

Her co-defendant, Mildred M. Felix, 43, of 33 Grantville Road, Norfolk, had also been charged with petit larceny in that same incident after she allegedly shoplifted tampons, toothpaste and an air freshener from Price Chopper.

The merchandise was valued at $52.04.

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