Posted 4 weeks ago
By Scott Carlson
The final suspect in a theft scheme at JC Penney in North Platte has been arrested.
According to Officer Rodney Brown, a 17-year-old male juvenile was processed and released at the Lincoln County Detention Center yesterday after being arrested for felony theft by deception.
The investigation began on June 16, when store management suspected employees were stealing from the store.
It was reported to police that three employees had been selling merchandise to each other at hugely discounted prices, then returning the merchandise for a full-price refund.
Justin Bailey, 21, and Ashleigh Larson, 19, have also been charged with felony theft by deception in the case.
Brown said the trio is believed to have stolen over $7,400 from JC Penney over a three month period.
The Post is not naming the juvenile pending the filing of formal charges by the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office.