Pair accused of stealing from Lowes


UTICA — A man and woman have been charged with felony larceny for shoplifting at the Lowes store in Utica, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Alfredo Capoccetta, 32, of Soule Road, Floyd, and Crystal Smothers, 44, of Ivy Lane, Rome, loaded a shopping cart full of tools, vacuums and air conditioners at the home improvement store on Horatio Street in Utica on Oct. 6.

Police said the pair then walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise.

Capoccetta and Smothers are both charged with one count of felony fourth-degree grand larceny, police stated. They are scheduled to appear in Utica City Court.


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