Westerville police said a juvenile was arrested for theft after she loaded gift cards for herself and gave family members and friends discounts totaling $4,475.39 from October to 11:01 a.m. Feb. 9 at a business on West Schrock Road.
According to reports, the juvenile, who admitted to theft of the gift cards and giving out cash discounts to her family and percentage discounts to others, claimed she received minimal training when starting as an employee and was not given parameters for how to give out discounts.
She was fingerprinted and released pending a theft charge in Franklin County Juvenile Court, reports stated.
In other recent Westerville Division of Police incident reports:
* An unidentified man switched the price stickers for two items at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at a store in the 100 block of Polaris Parkway, leaving before employees could verify the price on the box. The man switched a price sticker for a $79.99 Lego set to a $5.99 playset, according to reports. He checked out using the self check-out. An investigation is ongoing.
* A 59-year-old Westerville resident received a summons for theft after stealing $170 at 10:31 a.m. Feb. 13 from a manager's desk at a business in the 1100 block of Colony Drive.
* A 32-year-old Columbus resident and 36-year-old Columbus resident were charged through Westerville Mayor's Court for theft and possession of criminal tools after they were observed attempting to steal items at 3:57 p.m. Feb. 13 from a business on Schrock Road. The pair concealed meat and other items inside of a purse and walked out of the store without paying for those items, reports stated. The 32-year-old was charged with criminal trespassing as he had been trespassed from the business prior to the incident.