Fairfax County assistant principal arrested for shoplifting from Target store

- An assistant principal for Fairfax County Public Schools has been arrested for shoplifting at a Target store in Reston.

Fairfax County police say officers responded to the store located in the 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road last Thursday evening to investigate a shoplifting case.

Police say Melissa Tochterman was seen on surveillance video leaving the store with a shopping cart full of unpaid merchandise worth $690.

Police arrested the 47-year-old Herndon woman and have charged her with grand larceny.

Tochterman is an assistant principal at Hunters Woods Elementary School in Reston. Fairfax County Public Schools said she has been placed on leave following her arrest.

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