Ex Police Chief Caught Shoplifting
A former Hinsdale police chief has paid $100 in court fees stemming from a shoplifting charge at Walmart, and store security told police they suspect her in a number of past shoplifting incidents.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that 52-year-old Nancy Daniels failed to scan $71.68 of merchandise at the self-checkout station and tried to leave the Curran Memorial Highway store without paying, according to security personnel, who reported the incident to police about 8:30 am. According to the probable cause report, Daniels didn’t deny the allegations.
Daniels, who lives in North Adams, also is a suspect in several past shoplifting incidents, employees told police.
Daniels had a short stint as police chief of Hinsdale she was dismissed from her post as police chief in 2014 for allegedly failing to achieve adequate training, a decision that caused controversy in the town. She had been named chief in 2013.