Employee charged with felony theft of business

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Juanice Gray | Editor
Quanteria Allen, 26, b/f, was arrested Jan. 18 on felony theft charges related to an investigation that began earlier in the year concerning employees taking merchandise from Factory Connection in the River South Commons Shopping Center on South Drive. A call came in to the police department Jan. 25 at 11:10 a.m. requesting an officer to the store. The caller stated that sometime between Oct. 24, 2021, and Jan. 12, 2022, subjects removed 4,200 items from the store with a total value of $69,000.

This article published in the Jan. 29, 2022, print edition

The thefts were made when employees would ring up merchandise at the register at prices different from marked prices, by removing tags and leaving the bagged merchandise on the counter for accomplices to take as they exited the business, by simply not ringing up purchases and by leaving merchandise out while leaving the sales floor.
Allen bonded out of jail Jan. 20 on a $5,000 property bond.
The investigation is ongoing and other arrests are pending.