Cedar Falls police have arrested six teenagers and are searching for another in connection with a December crime spree at a local department store. Investigators say a 17-year-old cashier at Kohl’s helped her friends take a total of $22,136.58 in merchandise without paying.
The cashier is accused of scanning the items and voiding the transactions, allowing her friends to leave the store with the merchandise and voided receipts. Cedar Falls police say the crime spree occurred between December third and December 17, 2014. The store employee is charged with first-degree theft. The five other teens arrested are charged with second and third-degree theft. Their ages range from 16- to 18-years-old.
Police are searching for a seventh person they believe was involved in the thefts. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant charging him with 2nd-degree theft.
(Reporting by Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Oelwein)