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Lowe’s worker charged with stealing more than $14K from store

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A woman working at the Hackettstown Lowe’s Home Improvement store is charged with stealing more than $14,000 from the company.

Caroline Damus, 31, of Hackettstown, NJ was charged on Friday with third-degree theft by unlawful taking.

On May 7, 2017 at around 2:06 p.m., the Hackettstown Detective Bureau investigated a report of an employee that conducted numerous fraudulent transactions at the Lowe’s Home Improvement  store, located at 217 Route 182, police said.

Through a police investigation, it was revealed that Damus allegedly conducted numerous false return transactions at Lowe’s between August 24, 2017 and March 13, 2018 totaling $14,033.92, police said.

Damus then used the monies to purchase gift cards at Lowe’s, police said.

Damus was released pending a court appearance.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook