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JCPenny employee accused of stealing nearly $3K

MONROE, La. - An employee at JCPenny has been arrested after being accused of stealing nearly $3,000 in fraudulent transactions.

Decarius Franklin, 20 of Monroe, was arrested Sunday, April 8th, 2018.

According to the arrest report, Monroe Police Officers responded to JCPenny at Pecanland Mall in reference to an employee theft around 5:26 p.m.

Monroe Officers made contact with Loss Prevention officer who said DeCarius Franklin, an employee at JCPenny, made 38 fraudulent transactions and received more than $2,968.00 in returned cash. Officers spoke with Franklin who admitted to making 38 fraudulent transactions to get cash.

Officers were also able to retrieve a copy of all transactions Franklin made.

Franklin was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on one count of theft.

He has since bonded out on a $6,000.00 bond.

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