22-year-old Malyiea Hogan was booked into custody this week on an outstanding warrant from 2019, charging her with theft while she was an Assistant Manager at Plato’s Closet. Court records allege she applied discounts to her own sale, reducing the transaction from $99 to $2, took $145 in cash while pretending to purchase items from a non-existent customer, and was seen leaving the store with “bags of merchandise”. She was charged with theft and is free on pre-trial release.
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
Amanda Matteo, of Plato’s Closet, reported this incident to police and provided documentation to Detective Jackson. The defendant worked as an assistant manager at Plato’s Closet on the date of the incident, 8/11/2019. The defendant is reported to have rung up transactions in which unauthorized discounts were applied to merchandise.
The financial report indicates that the defendant conducted transactions in which $99 of merchandise was sold for $2, causing the store to sustain a loss of $97. Ms. Matteo states that the defendant was observed leaving the store with bags of merchandise. The defendant is also reported to have received $145 in cash from a falsified transaction which was made to appear that Plato’s Closet purchased clothing items from a customer. The total loss amount sustained by Plato’s Closet as a result of the defendant’s actions is $244. This occurred in Davidson County, Tennessee.