MASSENA - A Plattsburgh-area trio charged with stealing approximately $20,000 worth of electronics from the Potsdam Walmart store late last month now face charges for stealing another $10,000 worth of electronics from the Massena Walmart.
Village police charged Brandy D. Young, 35, of 5 Twin Circle, Plattsburgh; Nina N. Duprey, 35 also of 5 Twin Circle, Plattsburgh; and Travynn L. Ippolito, 26, no address given, with third-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy. The arrests were made Monday afternoon at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.
They will be arraigned Tuesday in Massena Village Court.
Massena Village Police Investigator Jordan Jenks said the trio stole approximately $10,000 worth of merchandise from the Massena Walmart on Jan. 27. It was mostly Apple products - Ipods, Ipads, shuffles ..., he said.
St. Lawrence County sheriffs detectives and deputies charged Ippolito,Young and Duprey with two counts of conspiracy, a misdemeanor, and two counts of third-degree grand larceny, a felony, following an investigation into a major shoplifting incident at the Potsdam Walmart store.
Deputies said the trio conspired and stole more than $24,000 in electronics on Jan. 23 and Jan. 27 from the Potsdam store. The three also stole merchandise from the Malone store, according to officials, and those charges are still pending.
Deputies said the investigation revealed the suspects also may have stolen from Walmarts in Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga.
The trio were located in the Plattsburgh area and several police agencies assisted the sheriffs office with the investigation, including Massena and Plattsburgh police departments, state police, Clinton County Sheriffs Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Tacoma, Wash., Police Department and Auburn, Wash., Police Department.
Ippolito and Young were arraigned by Potsdam Town Justice James Mason on the Potsdam charges and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. Duprey was also arraigned by Mr. Mason, and she was also sent to the county jail with her bail set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.