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Police: Woman Had Children With Her When She Stole Tip Jar

Stacy Flanagan, of Southport. Credit: Westport Police Department
Stacy Flanagan, of Southport. Credit: Westport Police Department

A 44-year-old Southport woman was arrested by warrant Friday on charges that she stole a tip jar from a Westport restaurant.

According to Westport Police, the woman entered a restaurant on Dec. 31, 2013, with two small children and allegedly took the tip jar from the counter. She also allegedly took money from a second tip jar to pay for her bill, police said.

After airing a surveillance video via local media, Westport Police received an anonymous tip that led to the suspect, identified as Stacy Flanagan, of High Meadow Road. Flanagan, who turned herself in at Westport Police headquarters, admitted to taking the money, according to police.

She was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of sixth-degree larceny.

Flanagan was released after posting $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on March 3.

Igor February 24, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Really need to raise the minimum wage, just to cover the thievery from people stealing the tip jars.
Joeseph Biff February 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Setting a wonderful example for her children.
Maria Young February 25, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Southport's a pretty ritzy area bit over West Hartford... hard times- unless she's got a drug habit.

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