Two Charged With Stealing Clothes From Charity

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ELLICOTT — Two Kennedy women are facing charges after allegedly stealing clothing donated to a charity drop box on Strunk Road.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, deputies charged Kimberly Ferguson, 36, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, and inadequate muffler and Susan Garmon, 47, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Deputies say they stopped the pair’s vehicle at about 1 a.m., Thursday for an alleged traffic violation on Rt. 86 near Strunk Road.

Deputies observed several large bags of clothing in the vehicle. It was found that Ferguson had stolen the clothing from a charity donation bin on Strunk Road in the Town of Ellicott.

A subsequent search of the vehicle found that Ferguson allegedly possessed a quantity of suboxone, and Garmon was in possession of a hypodermic syringe and a quantity of methamphetamine.

The two are scheduled to appear in Town of Ellicott Court at a later date.


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