BARNSTABLE – Officers in the Barnstable Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit arrested a women Thursday who was featured on the “Massachusetts Most Wanted” website.
Danielle Scrima, 39, of Malden, allegedly stole two Microsoft tablets valued at $1,300 each from the Best Buy located at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis Tuesday.
Apparently, she claimed to work for a non-profit charity group when she talked to an employee in the electronics department of the store.
When she approached the cashier she said because of her tax exempt status the tablets had already been paid for at Customer Service before walking out of the store.
Best Buy employees contacted Barnstable PD and a video image of the woman was identified as Scrima by a detective.
The detective recognized Scrima as the same woman accused of using the same scam to steal three iPod Touch’s from the Hyannis Toys R Us last November.
Barnstable SCU members began searching for Scrima and learned she had 17 warrants out for her arrest, 12 in the Commonwealth and 5 in New Hampshire.
Officers traveled to the Boston area and checked for her at addresses in Malden and Tewksbury before developing information that she might be staying at an Andover motel.
Barnstable PD officers with the assistance of Andover Police responded to the location and arrested Scrima without incident and transported her back to Barnstable.
She was arrested on twelve outstanding warrants from Springfield, Marlboro, Framingham, Plymouth, Barnstable, Westborough, Cambridge and Quincy District Courts.
Scrima was also charged with being a fugitive from justice from the State of New Hampshire.
She was arraigned in Barnstable District Court Friday and held on $7,500 cash bail.
Her next court appearance is September 30.