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Affidavit: Lufkin woman told police she stole $2K from J.C. Penney to help friend

Crystal Ozuna (Source: Angelina County Jail) Crystal Ozuna (Source: Angelina County Jail)

Lufkin police officers arrested a 21-year-old Lufkin woman on Monday in connection to allegations that she stole $2,091.52 cash and merchandise from the town's J.C. Penney store in December 2013.

Crystal Ozuna was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a state-jail felony theft between $1,500 and $20,000 charge. She was released later Monday after she posted a bail amount of $2,000.

According to the arrest affidavit, a Lufkin police officer met with a loss prevention specialist at J.C. Penney in January. The loss prevention specialist told the LPD officer that Ozuna had been fired from the store for stealing, the affidavit stated.

Ozuna scanned and deleted transactions totaling $714.99 on at least five occasions, the affidavit stated. In addition, Ozuna gave refunds on four fraudulent transactions that totaled $676.53 and gave away $700 worth of clothing to her friends. The affidavit stated.

The loss prevention specialist also gave the LPD officer 25 pages of paperwork, including receipts and a written statement from Ozuna. In the written statement, Ozuna allegedly admitted to refunding fraudulent transactions, deleting transactions, and giving away clothes to her friends.

“Her statement also said she felt bad for one of her friends who didn't have much, so she chose the wrong thing to do,” the affidavit stated.

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