Crime

August 25, 2014

Belk worker charged in fraud scheme at Rock Hill store

A Belk employee and an alleged co-conspirator were arrested Friday in connection to a fraud scheme, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

A Belk employee and an alleged co-conspirator were arrested Friday in connection to a fraud scheme, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

A Belk loss prevention worker claimed that Mark Thomas, 23, who is a cashier for the Galleria store, and Tazhane Atkins, 21, sought to exchange items with the wrong price tags for a refund total of $2706.89.

Poilice viewed surveillance video showing Thomas and Atkins had committed similar incidents for two months, the report states. Thomas said that he was asked to conduct refunds and knew nothing else. Atkins claims she did not know about the price tags being wrong, and stated a person identified as “Ms. Kandi” asked her to return the items.

Atkins is being charged with obtaining goods under false pretense and criminal conspiracy. She remains at the Rock Hill jail on a $4,000 bond.

Thomas is charged with breach of trust and criminal conspiracy. He was released on a $4,000 bond.

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