A J.C. Penney employee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to giving friends and relatives huge unauthorized discounts.
A J.C. Penney employee pleaded not guilty in Framingham District Court on Tuesday to giving friends and relatives huge unauthorized discounts.
Seana M. Berardi, 20, of Grafton, is accused of cheating the Natick Collection department store out of $12,000, Police Chief Nick Mabardy said.
Store security began monitoring Berardi on May 21 when some unauthorized transactions were noticed, thought to be from under-charging at the register.
"They found that she was giving discounts and unauthorized coupons to extended family members and friends," Mabardy said. "She was giving them 20 percent to 96 percent discounts."
When confronted by store security, she admitted to under-charging, the chief said.
Police charged Berardi with larceny of more than $250.
Berardi was released without bail after her arraignment. She is due back in court on Aug. 19 for a pretrial conference.
MetroWest Daily News