A grocery store employee is accused of giving free food or significantly marked down prices to customers at the checkout counter. Chiquita Cannon of La Grange faces 12 counts of larceny by employee and 12 counts of embezzlement.
Deputies say the loss prevention department at Food Lion contacted them after discovering the thefts in July at their La Grange location.
Investigators say Cannon was not ringing up items, or sliding an item that was significantly cheaper in place of the item actually bought. Deputies say there were some occasions were Cannon would not ring up the groceries at all.
Cannon was jailed on a $10,000 bond.