WESTERLY — A former employee of the Cumberland Farms convenience store on Friendship Street has been charged with 11 counts of embezzlement after police said she was involved in loading and taking prepaid credit cards from the business.
The former worker, Jazsmin Martin Fry, 18, of 12A Mountain Ave., Westerly, turned herself in to the police Tuesday afternoon. She was charged with embezzlement through conversion of funds under $100. According to police, Martin Fry was fired from the store earlier this year and the police were notified after a store manager came across discrepancies in sales.
Police said an investigation determined that Martin Fry had been loading prepaid Vanilla Reload cards with a small amount of cash, then pocketing the cards without paying for them. The investigation determined she had conducted the conversion theft on at least 11 separate occasions over a two month period, according to Westerly Police Chief Richard Silva.
None of the transactions, which totaled $815, was larger than $100, Silva said. The Vanilla Reload is a Visa prepaid card that involves paying a small fee for a reloadable card that can be used in transactions.
Martin Fry was arraigned at the Westerly Police Department and released on bond pending an appearance in Fourth Division District Court later this month.