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Lowe’s cashier accused of embezzling $17,000

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Memphis police say an employee at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store embezzled more than $17,000 over three months.

Bessie Owens, 39, was charged with theft of property valued between $10,000 and $60,000.

Memphis police went to the Lowe’s Home Improvement store Thursday and, according to police, a loss prevention employee told officers that Owens had embezzled $17,701.31 from the store from February 29 to May 15 .

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The employee allegedly told officers there were receipts and video showing Owens “making fraudulent transactions” while working as a cashier in the lumber department.

Memphis police said the employee told officers that Owens admitted to embezzling the money and claimed she was paid in cash once and received other payments through CashApp.

Owens was taken into custody, where police say she waived her rights and admitted to the crime.

No bond has been set for Owens at this time.

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