• Star field hockey player Charlotte Veitner, 22, was arrested after allegedly stealing makeup from her University of Connecticut campus bookstore
  • Surveillance cameras caught her putting makeup into her shoulder bag
  • She was detained when she tried to leave without paying for the makeup
  • Veitner, a college senior, was arrested and charged with larceny 

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A star player on the University of Connecticut’s women’s field hockey team has been arrested for allegedly stealing $34 worth of makeup.

Charlotte Veitner, 22, was detained Sunday at the UConn campus bookstore after staff told police she tried to conceal cosmetic items inside a bag, according to the Hartford Courant.  

The police report stated that Veitner, who was the nation’s leading scorer last season with 34 goals including two that took the team to its fifth national championship in November, was seen on bookstore surveillance footage putting the makeup into her shoulder bag. 

She then paid for another item before trying to exit the store, at which point store security guards detained her. 

Charlotte Veitner, 22, University of Connecticut's field hockey career scoring leader, was arrested Sunday at the campus bookstore after staff told police she tried to steal makeup

Charlotte Veitner, 22, University of Connecticut's field hockey career scoring leader, was arrested Sunday at the campus bookstore after staff told police she tried to steal makeup

Charlotte Veitner, 22, University of Connecticut’s field hockey career scoring leader, was arrested Sunday at the campus bookstore after staff told police she tried to steal makeup

Veitner, a German native, is accused of trying to steal $34.48 worth of makeup. She was charged with larceny and released on $1,500 bail

Veitner, a German native, is accused of trying to steal $34.48 worth of makeup. She was charged with larceny and released on $1,500 bail

Veitner, a German native, is accused of trying to steal $34.48 worth of makeup. She was charged with larceny and released on $1,500 bail

Surveillance cameras at the UConn bookstore captured footage of Veitner allegedly putting makeup into her shoulder bag and then trying to leave the store without paying for it

Surveillance cameras at the UConn bookstore captured footage of Veitner allegedly putting makeup into her shoulder bag and then trying to leave the store without paying for it

Surveillance cameras at the UConn bookstore captured footage of Veitner allegedly putting makeup into her shoulder bag and then trying to leave the store without paying for it

Veitner, who is from Dusseldorf, Germany, was charged with larceny and released on $1,500 bail. 

She is set to appear in court February 14.

According to the Daily Campus, Connecticut law states that shoplifting is sixth-degree larceny if the stolen items stolen add up to less than $250. Veitner is accused of having stolen $34.48 of makeup. 

Veitner, a college senior majoring in engineering, did not immediately return messages Wednesday. Court records do not indicate if she has a lawyer.

A UConn athletics department spokesman says the university is aware of the arrest and has no further comment. 

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