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Dunham’s employee accused of costing company $26,000 by changing prices on merchandise

Dunham’s employee accused of costing company $26,000 by changing prices on merchandise
(Strang/KNEB/RRN)

A 24-year-old Scottsbluff man will make his first appearance in court on Friday after reportedly price changing, stealing, and giving away merchandise.

Garrett LeMaitre was arrested on Wednesday following an internal investigation by Dunham’s Loss Prevention Regional Manager. The internal audit showed that LeMaitre had cost the company around $26,213 during his five months employment with the company.

The biggest hit came when he would either give away or discount golf clubs and golf merchandise by either severely lowering the price on the items or not scan items. During a police interview, LeMaitre said two men had come into the store and wanted to donated the golf equipment to schools to help with their golf programs. He told police he did it because he thought, “They were going to use the clubs for a good cause.”

He also reportedly sold a total of five handguns to friends, with an average discount of $341 per gun.

Court documents also say that LeMaitre would steal food, drinks, and snacks while on the job. He reportedly would also pocket cash while transporting money from the safe to the register.

He is charged with Shoplifting over $5,000 and Theft by Unlawful Taking, and will make his first appearance on these charges on Friday in Scotts Bluff County Court.

 

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