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Father, Daughter Charged With Stealing From Newtown Workplace For Years

Robert Lingl was arrested on multiple charges after Newtown police found that he had been stealing items from his former workplace.
Robert Lingl was arrested on multiple charges after Newtown police found that he had been stealing items from his former workplace. Photo Credit: Newtown Police Department
Bethany Lingl was arrested on multiple charges after Newtown police found that she was stealing items from her workplace.
Bethany Lingl was arrested on multiple charges after Newtown police found that she was stealing items from her workplace. Photo Credit: Newtown Police Department

NEWTOWN, Conn. – A Newtown father and daughter were arrested by police after they found the pair had stolen items from their workplace for years.

Robert Lingl, 57, and his daughter, 21-year old Bethany, were arrested in Florida and Newtown respectively on multiple charges after police discovered the pair had stolen materials and packaging from SMT on High Bridge Road, where both were employees.

The arrests were the culmination of an investigation that began in January, and estimates put the value of the merchandise at tens of thousands of dollars.

Robert Lingl was charged with four counts of third and first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and third -degree criminal attempt to commit larceny, while Bethany Lingl was charged with first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and third -degree criminal attempt to commit larceny.

Bethany Lingl was held on $15,000 bond, while Robert Lingl was released on $50,000 bond and will answer to charges on Aug. 11 in Danbury Court.

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