On March 21, 2017, at approximately 7:09 PM, Deputy C.N. Mireles responded to a larceny at the Rite Aid located at 1095 International Parkway. When he arrived he met the loss prevention officer who advised a store employee, Tyra Powell, had been making suspicious returns of store merchandise. The loss prevention officer stated Ms. Powell would ring up a cash sale and if the customer failed to take the receipt, would use it to fictitiously return the item and pocket the cash. These returns had occurred as many as nine times on eight different days in March.
Ms. Powell was further accused of consuming multiple food items from the store without paying for them. After these assertions were made, Deputy Mireles interviewed Ms. Powell who admitted to all of the accusations.
Tyra Jean Powell, age 18 of Shasta Place in Stafford VA, was charged with nine counts of Embezzlement, two counts of shoplifting and nine counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretense. She was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.