Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Former JC Penney Employee Cited For Theft

A former employee of the JC Penney store in Cookeville has now been cited for theft after allegedly using receipts from a customer's returned items to make out gift cards, which she then used for money. A report by officer Justin Long says the store manager claims that 21-year-old Heather Sakpeidah of McCawley Street in Algood admitted to the theft after an in-store investigation. According to the report, the first offense occurred on January 22nd, the second on January 28th, two more on February 13th, and one on February 17th. Just under five hundred dollars in all was stolen. Sakpeidah was not arrested on the charges, but was given a citation by police and the store manager will reportedly follow up with the clerk's office.