Man Accused of Stealing More Than $30K Worth of Perfume

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A man has been accused of stealing more than $30,000 worth of perfume from a department store in New Hampshire.

WMUR-TV reports police were called to the Macy’s at the Pheasant Lane Mall in November regarding the theft of more than 150 bottles of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume from a stockroom. Three men were seen on surveillance video with the perfume bottles, investigators said. Macy’s organized retail crime manager for the Northeast said he recognized one, identified as Jamel Flemming.

A quarter-ounce of the fragrance retails for $130. Or buy it in a “deluxe, limited-edition grand flacon” for $4,600. (Chanel.com image via CNS)

“He said he has investigated him for approximately six and a half years, and during that time, he has reviewed about 100 surveillance videos, conducted about 12 surveillance operations and had three face-to-face contacts with the defendant,” prosecutor Brett Harpster said Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Flemming, who was arrested in New York City and brought to Nashua, New Hampshire, has multiple convictions going back about 30 years in New York and New Jersey and has outstanding warrants out of Massachusetts and Maryland.

Public defender Sarah Newhall-Amorin agreed Flemming has an extensive criminal history. “I would say, however, that most of it predates the year 2000, so it’s over 20 years old,” she said.

Flemming posted $10,000 bail. He’s due back in court next week.

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