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PD: Food services director arrested for connection to theft involving New Canaan lunch ladies


A food services director is facing charges for his alleged connection to the theft of funds from New Canaan.

According to officials, on Monday, Bruce Gluck was charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and tampering with physical evidence.

Authorities said between 2012-2017, more than $478,000 in cash was misappropriated.

Police stated that cafeteria workers Joanne Pascarelli, 61, of Stratford, and her sister, Marie Wilson, 67, of Wilton, took the money from two schools.

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Both were arrested in August 2018 and were charged with larceny. Their cases are pending.

Authorities said the investigation revealed that Gluck made large cash deposits during the years of the crime.

Police said after Gluck’s retirement, his daily money intake totals “increased dramatically.”

Officials said Gluck conspired with Pascarelli and Wilson to steal the money.

He was held and released on a $25,000 surety bond.

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