POLICE BEAT

3 charged in alcohol thefts from Bangor Hannaford stores

Posted Feb. 11, 2013, at 5:31 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 11, 2013, at 6:24 p.m.
Tammie J. Passley
Bangor Police Department
Tammie J. Passley
Cody L. Fairless
Bangor Police Department
Cody L. Fairless

BANGOR, Maine — Three people are facing shoplifting charges after attempting to steal alcohol from two different Hannaford grocery stores Saturday afternoon, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Vicki Evans, 62, of Bangor did a little shopping at the Broadway Hannaford store at around 4 p.m. but then tried to leave the grocery store with a 24-ounce can of beer hidden in her purse, the sergeant said.

“She paid for the groceries but not the beer,” Edwards said.

Evans was charged with misdemeanor theft for the $2.46 beer and allowed to go home.

Two Brewer residents who attempted to steal nearly $200 in liquor from the Union Street Hannaford store less than an hour later both ended up going to jail.

Tammie Passley, 44, and Cody Fairless, 23, attempted to conceal $193 in liquor and leave the store but were stopped at about 4:55 p.m. by store security, Edwards said.

Both were charged with theft and taken to Penobscot County Jail. Fairless was also charged with violating his probation, Edwards said. Passley was released on bail but Fairless remained behind bars Monday afternoon, the sergeant said.

Fairless was convicted of two counts of aggravated forgery and in July 2011 was sentenced to 18 months in prison, according to prior court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. At the same time, he was ordered to pay a $250 fine for operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

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