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Kingsport Lowe's employee charged with embezzling $6,000

September 26th, 2012 1:26 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport Lowe's employee charged with embezzling $6,000

KINGSPORT — An employee of a Kingsport Lowe's has been arrested after allegedly making nearly 50 fraudulent refunds over a period of two months, pocketing more than $6,000 in cash.

Joshua P. Adkins, 32, of 2152 Swannanoa Ave., was taken into custody Tuesday at the Lowe's on West Stone Drive. A Kingsport police report says an officer spoke with loss prevention at the store, who stated they had been investigating Adkins' alleged theft.

Between July 16 and Sept. 21 Adkins reportedly ran at least 47 fraudulent refund transactions, according to loss prevention, obtaining $6,383.58 in cash. Police say Adkins was advised of his Miranda rights and agreed to give a statement, admitting to the thefts.

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