arrested handcuffs blue 300HENDERSON, Ky. (11/10/17) – A Henderson County Dollar Store clerk is accused of giving markdowns to her friend when she was checking out merchandise at the store. The total amount of the alleged theft is $8,000.

Henderson Police said an officer responded to the Dollar General on Marywood Drive, when the store’s district manager reported shortly after noon Nov. 7 that an employee, Samantha J. Echols, 22 of Corydon, had admitted to making markdowns on purchases made by her friend, Samantha Shofner, 20 of Henderson.

Echols is also accused of pushing shopping carts of unpaid for merchandise out the back to her friend. HPD said Echols admitted to the thefts and was charged with theft by deception less than $10,000.

Police say Shofner denied any knowledge of the thefts. She was charged Nov. 9 with theft by deception less than $10,000.

Both women are being held in the Henderson County Detention Center. Neither woman is listed as an inmate in HCDC as of this publication.

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