Country club caddie faces multiple charges
Published 1:01 pm, Monday, August 18, 2014
Colin R. MacQuarrie, 22, of 33 Woodhill Road, Wilton, was arrested Aug. 13 on charges of three counts each of third-degree burglary, credit card theft and sixth-degree larceny, and one count of illegal use of credit card.
MacQuarrie, a caddie at New Canaan Country Club, 95 Country Club Road, is accused of stealing wallets from unlocked cars in the club's parking lot, according to New Canaan police.
The suspect was identified through surveillance video from the Stop & Shop supermarket in Wilton, where MacQuarrie was seen using a credit card police said he stole from another employee's vehicle June 25.
At that time, the victim told police he left the wallet in the central console of his car when he parked at the employees' lot at 6:15 a.m. The man left the site at 4 p.m. and did not notice the wallet was missing until later that night.
The credit card was used at several locations besides the supermarket, including a liquor store, a convenience store and a Hot Topic retail store, according to police. The estimated loss was roughly $221, which was spent June 25, police said.
After obtaining video of the suspect making a $1.05 purchase at Stop & Shop, police went to the club, where they showed the images to several employees until MacQuarrie was identified, the report stated.
The caddie admitted to being the person in the footage and told police that he was responsible for three more larcenies that took place in the same parking lot, which is near the paddle tennis court, according to the report. Two of the incidents occurred in May 2013, one of which was never reported to police, and another one happened in May 2014.
MacQuarrie told police he would look for unlocked vehicles and never forced entry, according to the report.
After a warrant for his arrest was issued, he turned himself in to police at 1:40 p.m. Aug. 13. He was released on promise to appear in court Aug. 25.
A call to the New Canaan Country Club was not immediately returned. It's not clear whether or not MacQuarrie still is employed.