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SouthPark Macy's employee arrested for embezzlement

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

A Charlotte woman has been charged with embezzling more than $2,000 from the Macy’s department store at SouthPark Mall.

Shamika Freeman, 27, was arrested at the store on Saturday and later released from Mecklenburg jail on $3,000 bond.

Freeman, a cashier at the department store, was questioned by the company about questionable transactions on Saturday, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report. She admitted to making 17 fake refund transactions between September 2012 and February 2013, “in which she knew the items being returned to her had not been paid for,” according to the report.

Freeman “placed all of the money on store gift cards and gave the gift cards to an unknown subject,” according to the report.

Police officers responded to the store around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Freeman was arrested there.

She’ll make her first court appearance on Monday.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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