Town official accused of shoplifting seeks probation program

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A Connecticut town official accused of shoplifting has applied for a program that would remove the arrest from his record.

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The Greenwich Time reports Greenwich Selectman Drew Marzullo applied Tuesday for the state's accelerated rehabilitation program. The program is a special form of probation that will allow Marzullo to avoid jail and have his record wiped clean if he successfully completes the program.

Marzullo was charged with larceny. Police say he stole $486 in merchandise from a Sketchers shoe store and $184 in merchandise from clothing store J. Crew at a Clinton outlet mall.

Marzullo's lawyer says he has no prior record.

A judge will make a decision next month.

Marzullo has served as a selectman since 2009. The Democrat is seeking his fifth term in the November election.

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Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com