A Farmingville woman was arrested today on a grand larceny charge in connection with the theft of a puppy from an Aquebogue pet store.

Police said they arrested Jacqulin Tejada, 24 on a charge of grand larceny in the fourth degree following an investigation into the theft of a Shih Tzu puppy from Puppy Experience in Aquebogue on Jan. 17. The puppy was recovered by the police department on Jan. 20 and returned to the pet store, police said.

Tejada turned herself in at Riverhead PD today, where she was arrested and processed, police said in a press release today.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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