GeneseeSun - "An employee’s allegedly false burglary report led to her husband’s arrest on felony charges.
According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Brittany Maynard, 24, was arrested for Petit Larceny and Making a Punishable False Written Statement, both of which are misdemeanors. However, her husband, John Maynard, 26, was arrested for felony Burglary in the Third Degree, misdemeanor Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.
“Officers did not feel comfortable with Ms. Maynard’s original report, which was that someone came into the Kwik Fill on Lakeville Road, where she was working, and stole cash from the store’s safe,” said Osganian. “There was no forced entry or anything. I could see someone breaking the window to get in at 2 in the morning but not 4:27 p.m., which is when the report came in. The officers went next door to look for video footage of around that time and got an admission from Maynard that her report was false.”
However, $410 was in fact missing from the store’s safe on the day of the report, Aug. 14. The next day, officers located and arrested Maynard’s husband at the Highlands apartments for the theft and drug related charges for allegedly possessing Suboxone without a prescription, a hypodermic needle and some marijuana.
Though the business was open at the time of the alleged theft, Geneseo Police still charged John Maynard with burglary, which alleges ‘entering or remaining unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein.’
“Because he had no business being behind the counter in the area of that safe, we considered him to be in that area without permission when he took the cash,” said Osganian.
Police released Brittany Maynard to appear in Geneseo Village Court at a later date.
Geneseo Village Justice Thomas Bushnell arraigned John Maynard and ordered him held at the Livingston County Jail on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond."