SOUTHINGTON - A Waterbury man has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $2,000 worth of Fitbits from a Southington Target store.
Carlos Gonzalez, 26, accepted a plea bargain on Monday, in Bristol Superior Court, pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree larceny. He was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended, and two years of probation.
Gonzalez was ordered on Monday to pay $1,799 of restitution while he's on probation, as the stolen merchandise was not recovered.
According to police, Gonzalez in March removed six Fitbits from their packaging while he was in the local Target store. He then went to a different area of the store, where he met with an accomplice, according to police. Police said this area did not have cameras, so it was not clear what Gonzalez and the accomplice did at this point.
Both suspects were then seen leaving the store without paying for the Fitbits, police said. Gonzalez was not charged until May. It is not clear if the accomplice has been charged.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.