LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 22-year-old man Monday in connection to allegations that he let merchandise go to various customers and took money from the cash register for a combined total of about $2,500 when he worked at Home Depot.
Octavious Xerrelle Henry, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a state-jail felony charge of theft between $1,500 and $20,000 and a Class B misdemeanor theft by check charge. Collectively, his bail was set at $2,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, an LPD investigator talked to a loss prevention specialist at Home Depot, Henry had been stealing money from cash registers and letting merchandise go out the door with various customers. in December 2012.
When the LPD detective talked to Henry at the Lufkin Police Department, Henry allegedly admitted in a written statement that he stole about $280 from the cash registers and letting a customer have about $400 worth of paint to a customer for $40.
In addition, in a written state that he gave the Home Depot loss prevention specialist, Henry said since July or August of 2012, he had been taking money from the cash register and had let approximately $1,500 worth of merchandise go to various customers.
The loss prevention specialist estimated the store's total loss to be about $2,500.