2 arrested in Collier retail theft scheme

Ofelia Orta Dmitrishin, left, and Amarilys Hernandez-Garcia, right. Photo via the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. Two women were arrested Friday for their alleged roles in a retail theft scheme, the Marco Island Police Department said.

Ofelia Orta Dmitrishin, 38, Amarilys Hernandez-Garcia, 45, both of Naples, and three other employees of the Bealls Outlet Store at 684 Bald Eagle Drive have been accused of stealing $1,975.11 worth of merchandise from the store, police said.

Surveillance footage from last week showed one employee purchasing merchandise while another worked as a cashier, according to the police department. The merchandise was voided off the sale, but still placed in the bag without payment.

The scheme had been going on since February.

Dmitrishin, Hernandez-Garcia and the other employees involved were fired, police said.

It’s unclear why only Dmitrishin and Hernandez-Garcia were arrested.

The investigation is still ongoing, the police department said.

Dmitrishin and Hernandez-Garcia both bonded out of jail Saturday and are facing felony retail theft charges.


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