Easton Couple Charged In Theft Of Utility Services

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An Easton couple charged in theft of over $42,000 in utilities turned themselves in on Monday. Photo Credit: Ken Liebeskind

EASTON, Conn. -- An Easton couple accused of avoiding payment of more than $42,000 in utility bills surrendered to Easton police on Monday in response to a warrant that was issued in December.

The warrant was filed after United Illuminating issued a complaint in October that the couple, Maria and Marc Pennino, had illegally pinned their meter resulting in $42,579.24 of uncharged electricity from Dec. 27, 2005 to Jan. 27, 2012.

First-degree larceny and theft of utility charges were filed against Maria Pennino. Conspiracy to commit larceny and theft of utility charges were filed against Marc Pennino.

They were released on a $25,000 surety bond and given a Feb. 6 court date.

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