Pair arrested, charged with working together to steal merchandise from Wal-Mart

Seneca Falls Police arrested two men they say worked together to steal merchandise from the Seneca Falls Wal-Mart.

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:43 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Zachary M. Seymour, age 26, of Ithaca, New York and Michael A. Neff, age 23, of Locke, New York following a larceny investigation at the Wal-Mart Supercenter. Seymour and Neff were observed acting in concert to conceal several hundred dollars worth of merchandise inside large totes. The pair only abandoned their property near the exit after they noticed an asset protection employee watching them.  Asset protection had already called police prior to the pair attempting to leave the store. Seymour and Neff were both detained by police at the exit while police conducted an investigation. Following the investigation it was determined that both were conspiring to steal merchandise from the store. Further investigation discovered that Seymour was previously arrested in Ithaca and banned from all Wal-Mart properties.


Seymour was charged with one count of burglary in the third degree, a class D felony, one count of attempted petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of conspiracy in the sixth degree, a class A misdemeanor. Neff was charged with one count of attempted petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of conspiracy in the sixth degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Both were processed and released on appearance tickets scheduling them to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date to answer the charges.


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