ST. GEORGE — A grocery store employee was arrested for felony embezzlement last week after she allegedly assigned customer rewards points to a personal card and then used those points for purchases.
Police responded to the Smith’s Food and Drug store located at 350 N. Sandhill Blvd. in Mesquite on July 12 to investigate an alleged theft, according to a statement issued by the Mesquite Police Department Monday.
An investigation into the incident showed an employee of Smith’s – identified as 41-year-old Lorie Dominguez, of Scenic, Arizona – had been assigning Smith’s card points to her own personal Smith’s card, then using the points as personal cash purchases, Mesquite Police said.
“Due to the high amount of cash purchases made,” police said, “the crime amounted to felony embezzlement.”
Dominguez was arrested and charged with a felony count of embezzlement. She was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas on the felony count.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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