MILFORD — WTNH television personality Desiree Fontaine, who brings viewers morning traffic reports and hosts CT Style, has been charged by police with shoplifting at Sears, police and other souces confirmed Sunday.
Fontaine, 33, was charged Saturday with sixth-degree larceny, meaning an item worth $500 or less was stolen. Police said Fontaine allegedly tried to take $104.98 worth of merchandise, but declined to give details.
Police said no one else was arrested with Fontaine, who couldn’t be reached for comment.
Fontaine, a Milford resident, was released on a promise to appear in court July 7.
Milford police originally said there would not be any information about weekend activity released until Monday, but changed that stance because so many media outlets were calling about Fontaine’s arrest, as all kinds of stories made their way through sources.
Kirk Varner, the news director at WTNH, said the station “doesn’t comment on personnel matters.”
A source said Fontaine was inside Sears at the mall when she was confronted. She later was brought to police headquarters and booked.
She had been scheduled to serve as the mistress of ceremonies along with colleague Keith Kountz at an event Saturday sponsored by the Urban League of Southern Connecticut but did not attend.
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Gurl, Sears is so tacky! If you're going to shoplift department stores, try Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, or Lord & Taylor!