HARRISON, N.Y. - A Mount Vernon woman was charged with fraud, criminal impersonation and attempting to commit larceny last week when a downtown CVS manager saw her putting items into her purse, Harrison police said.
According to reports, Elaine M. Hall, 42, was seen putting store items in her purse while browsing the CVS Pharmacy at 270 Halstead Ave and gave police a false name upon her arrest. It was later found that she used the false name "Constance Faye Joseph" to avoid active arrest warrants.
Manager Alexis Nunez, 35, called Harrison police after confronting Hall and recovering items from her purse. Though Hall never passed any point of purchase with stolen items, Nunez chose to pursue criminal charges for attempted larceny on behalf of CVS, police said.
Hall was taken to Westchester County Jail without bail by Judge Ronald Bianchi.
Also in the police blotter:
- Police responded to a fight between two women at the North Street bus stop on Sept. 19 and found that Ynes Gonzalez, 22, allegedly attacked Jaderose Morales after starting a verbal argument. Witnesses said Gonzalez punched and kicked Morales, causing swelling and head injuries. Gonzalez was arrested and charged with assault.
- German Garcia, 18, of West Harrison, was found in possession of marijuana on Sept. 22 when police responded to reports of suspicious activity as he sat inside a red Honda Civic with friend Steven Correa, 19, of White Plains. After smelling marijuana coming from the car, Harrison police searched the two to find a "green leafy substance" inside a crumbled up dollar bill and inside Garcia's left shoe. Garcia was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
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