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Employee and Accomplice Charged with Embezzling about $110K from Department Store

Two women were charged with felony embezzlement after they told police they had worked together to steal as much as $110,000 from a James City County department store.

Jessica Chenise Bartlett, 41 of York, and Tamniqua Juavonne Fields, 36 of James City, were charged with felony embezzlement and conspiring to commit larceny, according to filings in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

On November 1, both women were interviewed by James City County investigators and admitted in separate interviews they had worked together to steal merchandise from the Belk store at the WindsorMeade Marketplace in James City County, according to the court documents.

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Fields told police she had stolen about $30,000 worth of merchandise and Bartlett said she had worked with Fields to take about $80,000 worth of merchandise since November 1, 2018, the filings said. Both women told police they had worked out a scheme where… The Virginia Gazette

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