Monday, April 8, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SNELLVILLE -- Instead of taking shipments for a Home Depot in Snellville, Terrisa Marie Allen took more than $2,000 worth of merchandise for herself, including power tools, hand tools, light fixtures and building materials.
Allen, 55, was a supervisor at the store at 4121 Stone Mountain Highway, but was listed as unemployed on a Gwinnett jail booking sheet last week. An arrest warrant said that from January to April 3 Allen is accused of taking merchandise "from shipments while working." The Decatur woman was booked on April 3 and released on bond the next day.
A Gwinnett County Police incident report said two store employees told police they had an ongoing investigation against Allen, and developed enough evidence by April 3.
The employees told police Allen would take the merchandise home to sell at flea markets and on Craig's List. When confronted about the alleged thefts, Allen admitted in a statement to a store manager that she had taken the merchandise since the beginning of the year.
Many of the items reported stolen were worth more than $100, and the arrest warrant said the items were worth a total of $2,471.30. Among the items reported stolen were three 52-inch ceiling fans ($139 each), an 1,800 PSI pressure washer ($169), two Echo trimmers ($578), a six-foot folding table ($44.98), an electronic fire safe ($199) and a Ryobi gas backpack blower ($199).