Carissa Brown
Carissa Brown
A former employee at a Greenwood boutique was arrested Thursday following reports she stole money from the store.
Carissa Brown, 31, of 103 Wiley Court, Greenwood, was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent less than $5,000 in connection with the incident.
Greenwood County deputies met with a district manager from It's Fashion, 538 Bypass 72 NW, on March 26 to discuss the allegations against the suspect. According to a Greenwood County incident report:
The manager told officers the suspect took merchandise she knew was stolen between March 5 and March 16, and returned it to the store. The woman then took the value of the items and placed it on a gift card, store officials said. The suspect kept the card and used it for herself. The manager told deputies the suspect did so on three separate occasions.
The manager said she confronted the woman and she admitted to the allegations, saying she used the gift card to buy items from the store for herself. The suspect also wrote out a statement for the manager describing what she'd done.

According to the suspect's statement, she knew a group of unidentified females who shoplifted several clothing items from the store, and confronted the women about the items at a club. She said she told the females to return the items back to the store and she would pay them $20. She then placed the value of the items on a gift card, doing so on March 5, March 10 and March 16. The total amount of money stolen was $356.80.
The suspect, who had been terminated from her position at the store prior to the deputies' talk with the district manager, agreed to pay the shop back as restitution.