ORC couple returning stolen merchandise for refunds at J.C.
Penney in St. Louis County busted
Nathan Bent, 27, of the 100 block of West Velma Avenue in
Lemay, and Heather McRath, 33, of the 400 block of Brooktree
Drive in Ballwin, each were charged Nov. 5 with felony
theft. They were being investigated by JC Penney security
personnel who suspected they stole merchandise and returned
it to the store in return for gift cards. McRath said they
stole merchandise from the store each day from Sept. 3
through Sept. 6, according to a police report. However, an
investigation showed they obtained fraudulent refunds as
early as June 6, police said.
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