DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A teen Macy's employee was arrested for falsifying store records to show she paid more than $2,000 to her company account after using it to get Christmas gifts for her friends and family, police and prosecutors said.
Harmonie Higgins, 19, made seven fraudulent transactions at the Macy’s where she works at 422 Fulton St. between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23, according to a police report.
Higgins, a loss prevention agent, logged $2,020 in cash payments to her Macy’s account without actually paying any money back to the store, prosecutors said.
Surveillance video showed Higgins at the register where the transactions were made opening the cash drawer without putting any money in, prosecutors said.
Higgins admitted to making the false transactions in order to get Christmas gifts for her friends and family, prosecutors said.
She was charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and falsifying business records, court records show.
Higgins was released without bail and is scheduled to next appear in court on Feb. 28, according to court records.
A Macy’s spokeswoman and Higgins’ lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.