26-year-old Tavaris James was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Wednesday night, charged with stealing $14,733.45 from his employer, the East Nashville Kroger. In a videotaped confession, James admitted on most days he worked he would sign into the self-checkout system and issue a voucher for around $500 and then either cash it out or load it onto his own debit card or a chime card. He would then spend the money on himself and his family, which he often documented in his shopping bags on social media. He is charged with felony theft and free on a $15,000 bond.
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
On 12/01/2021, officers responded to 711 Gallatin Ave regarding a theft. A representative of the Kroger company at 711 Gallatin Ave in Davidson County stated that she has video and electronic documentation that the defendant stole $14,733.45 dollars from the victim between August 18th 2021 and December 1st 2021.
In an audio and videotaped interview and under signed Miranda warning the defendant stated that on most days he worked he would sign on to the self-checkout and make a voucher for on average $500 dollars and then either cash the voucher for currency or load the currency onto his personal chime/debit card and then use the money for personal and family use. He additionally stated that he believes he stole $10,000 from the victim. The defendant was taken into custody and transported to booking without incident.