Another student denies shoplifting
Another alleged member of a student shoplifting ring was in court this week.
Dominic S. Heller, 21, of Granville, N.Y., pleaded innocent in Rutland criminal court to three misdemeanor charges of retail theft. He was released on the condition he stay away from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
If convicted, he could face up to 18 months in jail and $1,500 in fines.
Police said Heller was one of several Castleton State College student athletes who conspired with fellow student Brandon Boyle to steal from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Rutland Town.
Police said members of the ring would bring a large amount of merchandise to the counter and Boyle, a store employee, would ring up all the items and then void all but one. Students would pay for one item but walk out with all of the merchandise brought to the register, police said.
Heller did this with Boyle three times, police said, and he made off with merchandise worth a total of $316.