Police: Man and woman charged in theft of tools from Wallingford home

Police: Man and woman charged in theft of tools from Wallingford home

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WALLINGFORD — A man and woman face charges after police said they stole and pawned tools from a home last month.

Danielle Mercuri, 32, of 3 Roxbury Lane, Wallingford, was charged Thursday with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

John Levenduski, 37, of 38 Bound Line Road, Wolcott, was arrested Wednesday on the same charges as well as payment card theft, four counts of credit card fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. 

In April, the owner of a home on Roxbury Lane told police tools were stolen from a shed in the backyard. The home belongs to relatives of Mercuri.

Police discovered Levenduski, Mercuri’s boyfriend, had pawned tools matching the description of the missing items at a Waterbury pawn shop for $200, according to the warrant.

Levenduski is also charged with fraudulently using the homeowner’s business credit card to buy cigarettes, the report said. 

Mercuri and Levenduski were arraigned in Meriden Superior Court Thursday. Mercuri was released on a promise to appear with the condition that she complies with a treatment program. Her case was continued to June 25. 

The judge set bond for Levenduski at a total of $150,000 and continued the case to June 25.