Employee charged in Fred's theft
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:00 AM
A Fred's night manager who told police she was robbed inside the store at gunpoint on the night of Oct. 26 has been charged in connection with the case.
Abrandi White, 35, of 324 Beech St., was charged with business burglary after officers determined that her story about the robbery did not match the evidence obtained from the store during the investigation, Police Investigator Fredesz Moore said.
White underwent a polygraph test at the police station as part of the investigation.
"It was inconclusive," Moore said.
White is charged with taking $8,300 from the safe at Fred's, none of which has been recovered.
More arrests are expected, Moore said.
White initially told police that she was alone in the store around 9 p.m. just after closing when an unknown male entered the store through the front door, which was unlocked.
She told investigators that she was getting a few personal items out of the front office, when the man, dressed in a gray jacket and pants, entered the store and brandished a black handgun believed to be an automatic.
She said the robber, wearing a mask from the movie "Scream," demanded money from her at gunpoint.