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Mustard Seed Employee Fired, Later Accused of Returning to Steal Files

The following information was provided by the Westford Police Department. Anyone arrested is assumed innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

July 8, 11:57 a.m. – An employee from Meat Again on Lan Drive called the police after hearing from what was believed to be a fraudulent National Grid official.

The fraudulent official informed the employee that they would shut off electricity unless payment was made immediately, becoming hostile when the employee said he double checked store records and asked to talk to a supervisor.

The employee then called the National Grid number on their bill, with a representative of the utility confirming that they owed no further money, with the representative advising the employee to contact the police.

According to police reports, the phone number used was 866-978-7846.

July 8, 7:02 p.m. – While patrolling Vineyard Road, ticketed an illegally parked car, quickly finding the car’s owners just down the street.

The officer asked the trio if they had just come from Merrill’s Quarry nearby. They said no, despite the fact that their clothes were wet and police had dealt with numerous individuals swimming at the quarry over the summer.

They were asked about the vehicle, claiming they had no knowledge of it.

The officer informed them not to trespass at the quarry and they began to walk away, eventually turning around to return toward the vehicle after the officer was out of sight.

After a few minutes, the officer drove back and saw the trio, asking them if they were lost and requesting their identification, confirming the car was owned by a member of the group.

The officer told them there was no need to lie and that only a warning would be given if they left the area. They apologized and left, with the officer issuing another warning to a separate individual only minutes later.

July 9, 9:35 a.m. – An officer was dispatched to CNS Mustard Seed on Boston Road for reports of a woman stealing files from the building.

An employee on scene told the officer that the woman had been fired several days earlier and had taken an oriental rug and a large Tupperware container containing files.

At this time, the woman came back to the scene and confirmed that she had been fired, but had only returned to collect items that belonged to her.

The officer checked the Tupperware container and saw only office supplies, then confirming with the employee that the woman had been fired.

At the advice of the officer, the employee agreed to request a no trespassing order to the woman, and the officer advised the woman that if she needed anything else, she should ask the police to accompany her to keep the peace and that she was no longer welcome on the property for any other reason.