$1,200 embezzled from store in Oak Court Mall

$1,200 embezzled from store in Oak Court Mall

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An employee embezzled $1,200 worth of cash from a business inside Oak Court Mall, according to Memphis Police Department.

Police said Deborah Avery, an employee at a store inside the Oak Court Mall, embezzled the money over four separate transactions with customers.

The transactions took place from July 7, 2017 to August 7, 2017.

Avery would take the money from customers, place a small amount in the cash drawer, and put the rest in a plastic bag, which she would later put in her pocket.

Police said there is surveillance video of the incidents.

Avery was not at the store when officers arrived.

[Editor's note: This story initially misidentified Avery as an employee of Best Buy Mobile. Police have not identified the store where Avery worked.]

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