NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches Police officers arrested a 19-year-old man on a felony theft charge Tuesday in connection to allegations that he made $2,000 worth of fraudulent refunds and stole $600 worth of clothing while he worked at Beall's.
Connor Paul White, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a state-jail felony between $1,500 and $20,000 charge and a Class MB misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge. Collectively, his bail has been set $6,500.
According to the arrest affidavit, an NPD officer was dispatched to the Bealls department store located at 4919 North Street in reference to employee theft. When the officer arrived on the scene, he talked to the store's loss prevention specialist.
The loss prevention specialist told the officer that her internal investigation revealed that White had stolen $2000 in cash from fraudulent refunds and $600 worth of clothes, the affidavit stated.
During an interview, White allegedly told the officer that he would keep customers' receipts from purchases they made at the store. Later, he would refund the amount on a ticket and put the cash in his pocket, the affidavit stated.
In addition, White told the officer that he would select clothing items from the store and remove their security tags. Then he would go into the fitting room and put the clothes on under his own clothes before he left the store, the affidavit stated.
Over the course of the investigation, White was also found to be in possession of a "usable amount" of marijuana, the affidavit stated.
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