Cashier Charged Customers for Gift Cards and Kept Proceeds: Police

The cashier of a Glastonbury grocery store was arrested after police said she charged unsuspecting customers for gift cards they never bought and kept the proceeds for herself.

Tanisha I. Ortiz, 18, of East Hartford, is accused of charging customers for more than a dozen gift cards while she was working as a cashier at Stop and Shop between April 21 and April 30.

Ortiz was charged with 18 counts of sixth-degree larceny and turned herself in on a warrant. She was released after posting a $500 surety court-set bond.

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