A Reading woman is facing felony retail theft charges after she allegedly provided unauthorized discounts to customers while working as a cashier at Home Depot in Lower Pottsgrove.
According to a report in the Pottstown Mercury, 30-year-old Maria C. Flores-Rivera has been charged with felony retail theft, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, after an internal investigation allegedly uncovered several deeply-discounted sales to customers in exchange for cash afterwards.
Flores-Rivera allegedly marked down a group of items by $50 and sold them to an unknown woman on Jan. 13. In subsequent sales incidents, Flores-Rivera also allegedly sold $629 of good to the same woman for $6.29, the report states.
Flores-Rivera was taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post bail, and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.
Police are still investigating the incident, as well as the unknown woman, the report states.
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