Sam's Club employee detained for breach of trust

  • Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:39 a.m.

A 19-year-old Sam’s Club employee was detained for breach of trust on Wednesday after she was discovered to be activating gift cards, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Zenay Harris, of Jeffcoat Lane in Monetta, was charged with breach of trust and placed in the Aiken County detention center. She had been released as of Friday evening.

Sam’s Club started an internal investigation on Harris after her cash drawer came up short at the end of her shift at the store on Jefferson Davis Highway, according to a sheriff’s report. A management official saw Harris on camera activate gift cards, and at that time asked her to come to the manager’s office.

Harris gave officers a written and oral statement, according to the report. She told them someone asked her to activate the cards, and that she would be given one in return.

While speaking with Harris, the officer noticed what appeared to be more gift cards in her pocket, the report stated. She pulled six gift cards and receipts from the transaction out of her pocket.

“The subject stated in her written statement that someone provided her a code and she took it upon herself to make the transactions,” the report stated.

Teddy Kulmala covers the crime and courts beat for the Aiken Standard and has been with the newspaper since August 2012. He is a native of Williston and majored in communication studies at Clemson University.

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