2 Indiana Dollar General employees accused of lowering prices
01/30/2023 11:35 am PST
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (TCD) -- Two women, ages 23 and 19, are accused of lowering store item prices at the Dollar General where they worked and causing thousands of dollars worth of losses.
According to the affidavit obtained by WFIE-TV, on Thursday, Jan. 26, Evansville Police Department officers went to the Dollar General on Lincoln Avenue after receiving a call about a theft. When they arrived, they learned Amber Smith, 23, and Katelyn Wells, 19, allegedly lowered the price of store items and purchased them at the reduced cost.
Officers spoke with the store manager, who said the business ended up losing thousands of dollars due to the theft, WEVV-TV reports. In total, the store reportedly lost $1,700 from Smith and $4,600 from Wells.
According to WFIE, Smith and Wells eventually confessed in written statements to lowering the store item prices.
Police told WEVV that Wells initially refused to speak with authorities. Smith, however, allegedly said she lowered the prices because other Dollar General employees were doing it.
Dollar General officials reportedly believe there are more people involved with the price lowering and theft, and the investigation is ongoing.
Wells and Smith were both arrested, booked, and later released from the Vanderburgh County Jail, records show.
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