A Hudson Valley woman is accused of stealing several items from Home Depot and then attempting to return the stolen items.

Recently members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a larceny at the Home Depot store located at 80 Independent Way in the Town of Southeast.

A store detective told police that he saw a female customer take several items of merchandise, place them in a bag and then proceed to make a return transaction as if she were returning merchandise that was previously purchased.

After completing the return the woman is accused of heading to a self-check- out register to try and hide another item of merchandise without paying for it.

Based on the store employee’s complaints, 38-year-old Heather G. Licari of Patterson was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor. She was booked at the Sheriff’s Office and released on her own recognizance pending a future appearance in the Town of Southeast Justice Court.

If found guilty of the class A misdemeanor charge, the Licari faces up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.

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