Stop and Shop employee charged with stealing money

Police arrested a Stop and Shop employee on a warrant June 2 for allegedly stealing money from the company.

According to police, Alex Mercado, 28, of West Haven, made fraudulent refunds while he was employed at Stop and Shop, 1360 East Town Road. Mercado made the fraudulent returns between January and May, and they totaled more than $720, police said.

Mercado was charged with larceny in the fifth degree, and was released from police custody on his promise to appear in court June 27.