Sheena Barber

Name:
BARBER, SHEENA LASHA

Date of Booking:
08/05/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
THEFT BY TAKING (OTHER)

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 8/5/2022, at approximately 0927 hours, I was dispatched to 12 Bailey Station Way (Dunkin Donuts #352698) in reference to theft by an employee. Employee [WITNESS #1] contacted 911 and advised that an employee currently on scene was involved in theft from the business and they wanted to press charges.

I contacted Ms. [WITNESS #1] via cellphone while enroute and she advised that the company auditing system had observed an unusual transaction by employee Sheena Barber [REDACTED BY AGENCY]1983) on a camera feed along with the live register update which occurred on 8/1/2022 at approximately 19:38:00pm. On this transaction, Barber was observed taking an order from a white vehicle in the drive-thru for 6 donuts and ringing the transaction up for $8.49 (Order #3843). The vehicle is observed pulling up to the window and handing Barber what appears to be $10.00 in cash at which point she hands the vehicle the box of donuts. Barber is then seen voiding the order for $8.49 and not putting the money in the register.

I spoke to Barber in the office, after reading her Miranda Warning, and she advised she knew of the audit alert and was adamant that she never stole money from her job. When asked about this particular transaction that I observed, she stated that she did not mean to void the transaction and that she put the 10 dollars in the register at a later time on that date. She later advised that they did not want the order and she voided the transaction and was told by the customer to keep the money. She did not have an explanation for why she still gave the customer the donuts on the voided order. At that time I advised Barber she was under arrest for Theft. She was placed in handcuffs behind her back and placed in the cleared backseat of my patrol car. At her request, her purse was retrieved from the vehicle she rode to work in and placed in my control.

I received an email which screenshotted this transaction as well as observed the recorded video of the transaction. After speaking to Ms. [WITNESS #1], as well as Store Leader [WITNESS #2] via cellphone, I was advised that Barber’s transactions were watched after receiving the audit alert and it was estimated that she stole approximately $500-600 worth of funds on this date by voiding, price adjustments, and improperly ringing up items. I was advised that they were still investigating and had observed thefts on July 25th as well. They requested to press charges against Barber for theft as well as criminally trespass her from the property per owner [REDACTED]. I advised Ms. [WITNESS #1] to email or send me the spreadsheet she had of the transactions so far. She was provided a card with this case number.

I transported Barber to Coweta County Jail without incident and she was turned over to jail staff. A warrantless affidavit was compelted for Theft by Taking (M). Barber was advised not to return to the property she was arrested at. At the time of this report, I have not received the spreadsheet or additional information.

[End of Narrative]