HARTFORD — The city police officer arrested earlier this week for allegedly stealing from Walmart while on a private-duty job is facing new charges, police said.
A new arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Officer Luis Feliciano, 34, charging him with fifth-degree larceny and possession of a shoplifting device, police said. The new charges involve actions taken before those for which he was charged earlier this week, police said.
Feliciano was charged on Tuesday fifth-degree larceny and possession of a shoplifting device in the Walmart case. According to that warrant, Feliciano, while working at the Flatbush Avenue store, was stealing items by concealing them in the boxes of other merchandise.
Feliciano was suspended with pay on July 28 as the Hartford Police Department's Internal Affairs Division investigated the incident, police said. He was suspended without pay after turning himself in on Tuesday on the first arrest warrant.
He has been with the department for more than two years, police said.
He is scheduled appear in court on Monday, police said. The criminal investigation is still on-going.Copyright © 2015, CT Now