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Employee Accused of Theft by Marking Down Prices for Acquaintances

A 20-year-old Oregon woman who worked at JCPenney faces a first-degree theft charge for allegedly marking down the price of items for acquaintances. In all, $7,000 was stolen, according to investigators. Lindsey Alexis Thomas was summoned to appear in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Thomas was questioned by her bosses on Aug. 24, 2018, about unauthorized markdowns and price changes over six months that she made for “known associates” at the east Vancouver Penneys, 19005 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.

A loss prevention employee found about 50 improper transactions had taken place since January 2018, according to the affidavit. During the investigation, the employee determined Thomas was also removing items from receipts and allowing her associates to keep them for free, the affidavit says. Thomas allegedly confessed to the thefts and said she didn’t realize she’d given away thousands of dollars of merchandise… The Columbian

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