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Champagne dream leads to job applicant’s arrest

December 11. 2013 10:03PM

MANCHESTER - Police say a thief made it easy for them to track him down because he filled out a job application at the 7-Eleven before swiping two bottles of champagne from the store.

Chandra Gajmar, 18, went to the 7-Eleven at 85 S. Main St. about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and began filling out a job application. The clerk, waiting on a customer, heard the sounds of bottles clanging together and looked up to see the job applicant leaving the store with two bottles of Andre champagne.Police said the thief had given his name and address on the job application. Offficers went to his nearby address, and found Gajmar and the bottles of champagne.

Gajmar, who police said appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was arrested and charged with theft and illegal possession of alcohol.He is also charged with criminal trespass due to a previous incident on Dec. 5 at the same store when an officer banned him from entering the 7-Eleven at the request of management.

Gajmar pleaded innocent to the misdemeanors of theft by unauthorized taking and criminal mischief and the internal possession violation Wednesday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division. Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety, and trial was set for Jan. 9, 2014.

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