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Cashier Who Watched Home Depot Customer ‘Grab And Go’ Arrested By Police: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix cashier who allegedly allowed a Home Depot customer to “grab and go” was arrested by police, authorities said.

Gillian Harris, 42, was arrested and charged with embezzlement by clerks and and petit larceny, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Harris, who was employed as a cashier at The Home Depot, is accused of allowing a customer to exit the store with unpaid items on December 26, 2019,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said Tuesday.

Bail for Harris was set at $75,000. Unable to post bail, she was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit made the arrested of Harris.

Organized retail crime costs retailers nearly $778,000 per $1 billion in sales in 2018, an all-time high, according to a National Retail Federation survey.

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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