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POLICE: Woman jailed after $9,960 cigarette purchase goes up in smoke

Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 11:05 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2020 at 2:56 PM EDT
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WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Winterville police say a woman wanted for stealing nearly $10,000 from a customer at a food store turned herself in to lawmen.

Bar’brionna Cannon was wanted for felony larceny that happened Wednesday at Fred’s Food Club on Winterville Parkway.

Police say Cannon is accused of stealing $9,960 from the customer during the purchase of cigarettes.

Cpl. Michael Hobbs says a business owner was purchasing cigarettes in bulk and because of IRS reporting requirements for cash purchases over $10,000, the owner recruited Cannon to help out with the back-to-back purchases. But Hobbs says instead of buying the cigarettes, the woman simply got into her vehicle and left with the money.

Cannon drove off in a gold Toyota Avalon, police said.

Thursday afternoon, police said Cannon turned herself in at the Pitt County jail.

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