WARSAW — A Warsaw Meijer employee has been arrested for theft after allegedly committing numerous acts of theft by failing to scan items at self-checkout.
Raven Jae Julian, 26, 3100 Frontage Road, Warsaw, is charged with theft, a level 6 felony.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on June 4, Warsaw Police responded to a theft report from Meijer.
Police received information from the Meijer Loss Prevention Department stating that a Meijer employee, Julian, stole merchandise.
A Meijer loss prevention employee was approached by a Meijer employee who advised they had seen Julian purposefully fail to scan items at a self-checkout register.
The loss prevention employee reviewed the checkout history of Julian and found 15 incidents of theft committed by Julian between May 2 and May 31.
The loss prevention employee determined that during these incidents, Julian would purposefully fail to scan items of merchandise at the self-checkout register or fail to scan items while using the “shop and scan” feature on the online Meijer app.
She would then pass all points of sale without attempting to make a purchase of the merchandise. The items she failed to scan included food, apparel, electronics and various other items.
The total value of the merchandise lost to Meijer was estimated to be $853.26.
A loss prevention employee conducted an interview with Julian on June 4. According to information in the affidavit, Julian initially denied purposefully stealing any items from Meijer.
When confronted with the incidents of theft committed, Julian admitted she purposefully failed to scan items. She provided a voluntary written statement in which she admitted to stealing merchandise from the store.
Julian was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail Aug. 10 on a $6,000 surety and cash bond.