24-year-old Bryan Hagenbuch & 30-year-old Zachary Orr are both charged in a plot to steal from their employer, Dunlap & Kyle Tire Company. Management became aware of the thefts of approximately 100 tires when they noticed the pair were loading tires into their personal vehicles to take them to resell, after removing them from the company’s inventory system. Management was able to obtain an audio recording of Orr confessing to stealing tires for “approximately two months”. While the investigation is ongoing, the current estimated loss is at least $5,000. A third person is mentioned in the investigation but had not been charged at the time of publication.
Police say 19-year-old Marem Youssef pocketed the debit card of a customer after checking her out at the Converse store at Opry Mills. When the customer reported the suspected theft, officers reviewed the camera footage and observed Youssef take the card. She apologized and returned the card while the footage was being reviewed.
She is charged with theft and issued a citation, for which she self-booked this week.
28-year-old Colin Beason has, once again, been caught doing return fraud at a retail store that employed him. In 2019, we covered his felony theft arrest for pocketing $1800 in cash from fraudulent returns from GameStop. District Attorney Glenn Funk agreed to give him a deferred judgment with no conviction for that charge, and he moved on without a guilty plea on his record. Beason now works for Locker Room by Lids at Opry Mills Mall. Earlier this week, the store notified Metro Police they had determined Beason had stolen $4,718.30 in cash from fraudulent returns. Beason signed a confession in the case, and because of the prior deal with DA Funk, has no prior conviction. Beason, who studied finance at MTSU, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, charged with felony theft, and is free on a $2,500 bond.
21-year-old Yvette Muhawe signed a confession, admitting to leaving the cash drawer open after completing a transaction at the Antioch Home Depot where she worked, and after the customer walks away, taking money from the register. On November 29th she took $3,868, and on November 30 the amount was $3,637. She is charged with two felony counts of theft and is free on pre-trial release.
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.
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.
28-year-old Ashton Wright admitted to Mapco during a verbal and written confession, to activating $14,586 in lottery tickets over a 20-day period in January. She is charged with felony theft. Wright was out on bond for 2 prior thefts at the time of her arrest.
Aparna Krishnan had a court date today where she faced 3 charges of Credit Card Fraud, and Theft, from when she worked at Burger Up. Krishnan admitted to taking the wallet of a co-worker, containing a drivers license, cash, and multiple credit cards. Her court date was reset for 11/29 but let’s recap what happened to get us to this point. Krishnan stole a co-worker’s wallet from Burger Up and took an Uber to Aldi’s where she used the victim’s Mastercard at Aldi’s to make one purchase for $24.20, leaves…
Denzel Boatright, 23, was arrested on Friday night for stealing from an employer, Au Bon Pain at Vanderbilt, while he was already awaiting trial for stealing from another previous employer, Buffalo Wild Wings. According to MNPD, $900.00 was stolen from inside the safe at Au Bon Pain Restaurant, inside Vanderbilt Medical Center. A review of the video surveillance shows Denzel Boatright and Jeremiah Perkin, who were both employees, working the combination to the safe, attempting to cover up the camera, and eventually opening the safe. Boatright was taken into custody…
The Electronics Department Manager at the Dickerson Road Walmart, Paul Ficken, was arrested on Friday evening, after giving a written confession to Wal-Mart Loss Prevention, before being turned over to MNPD for booking. According to records, Ficken had been mis-pricing electronics, including iPad’s & a laptop before purchasing them for himself. Loss Prevention Employees had his written confession and security footage available for MNPD at the time of arrest. These transactions happened between 09/01 & 09/08/17, and the lost/discounted amount was $1469.00 from known transactions. Ironically, the dates of the…