Johnson City

Woman charged with pocketing money from credit card charges

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A Johnson City woman is charged with theft after police say she embezzled thousands of dollars from a mattress company.

Johnson City Police tell news 5 Jennifer Looney stole 19-thousand-dollars from Mattress Firm on North Roan Street.

Officers say Looney, who was an employee, was accepting cash payments from customers but ringing it up as a credit card payment.

And pocket the cash. Police say she did this twenty times over a period of several months.

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