Richmond police arrested a Walmart employee after loss prevention reported Thursday that he had been allegedly stealing gift cards since October.

Officers arrived at the store and talked with loss prevention, according to a citation. Loss prevention said they had received numerous complaints about Geordi Scott, 22, Lebanon, Ky., in regards to duplicate transactions being made under his employee number, causing the number of sales for the day to be incorrect.

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Geordi Scott

Geordi Scott

Loss prevention investigated the claims and found out Scott, the employee in question, had been stealing gift cards of various amounts from Oct. 30 through Dec. 1, the citation states. Loss prevention also said Scott worked at the service desk, and when customers returned items, he would create two gift cards for the price of those items and steal one of them.

The total value of the gift cards he had taken was $1,624.39, the citation states.

Scott declined to talk to officers, but loss prevention reported he had admitted to the thefts to two loss prevention employees, according to the citation. Loss prevention also had surveillance video of the thefts and numerous documents regarding the stolen gift cards that Scott had used to purchase various items.

Scott was arrested and taken to the MCDC, where he remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking ($500 or more, but less than $10,000).

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Kentucky State Police arrested a Tonya Golden, 33, McKee, on a Madison County warrant that charges her with theft by failure to make required disposition of property ($500 or more, but less than $10,000).

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Tonya Golden

Tonya Golden

According to the warrant, between Nov. 16 and Nov. 20, Golden had an obligation to deposit money on behalf of Dollar General in the amount of $8,121.13.

During an interview with troopers, Golden admitted to taking the money, the warrant states. She had returned a total of $2,768.13 to the store's loss prevention, but still owed $5,353.

Golden was arrested Thursday afternoon at her home and was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where she remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Madison County deputies arrested Dante Cox, 22, North Fairview Street, Richmond, on two Madison County indictment warrants Thursday afternoon.

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Dante Cox

Dante Cox

One of the warrants charges Cox with second-degree assault (domestic violence), three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), two counts of fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct.

The other one charges him with two counts of second-degree assault (domestic violence) and five counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

Cox was arrested on West Irvine Street and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Berea police arrested Kimberly Cress, 29, Ellis Street, Berea, on a Madison County warrant Thursday night that charges her with theft by deception (include cold checks, less than $10,000).

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Kimberly Cress

Kimberly Cress

According to the warrant, on Aug. 21, 2017, Cress issued checks in exchange for property or services at Toyota South that, combined with bad check fees, amounts to $1,100.

She was arrested on Ellis Street and was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Kentucky State Police arrested Sharmala Arvin, 38, Irvine, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), prescription controlled substance not properly contained, third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia Thursday evening after troopers were dispatched to Flint Road, where someone reported she was standing on the front porch of a home.

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Sharmala Arvin

Sharmala Arvin

Troopers called the owner, who said no one was supposed to be there, according to a citation. The owner gave troopers permission to enter the home. Troopers went to the home, and Arvin was inside. Police had her exit the residence and asked her why she was there.

Arvin said she had permission to be there from her boyfriend's mom, and she showed troopers a text message on her phone, but the message never received a reply, the citation states.

Troopers went inside the home, where the front door was open, and found Arvin's purse with multiple baggies, cut straws with suspected methamphetamine residue and a baggie with suspected methamphetamine residue, according to the citation. Arvin also had a cylinder with seven clonazpam inside it.

She was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Jimmie Maxey Jr., 36, Ashland, Ky., for controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, no operator's license (mo-ped) and no registration receipt after someone reported he said the vehicle he was driving was stolen.

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Jimmie Maxey

Jimmie Maxey

Officers witnessed Maxey driving on Lexington Road, and the vehicle had a temporary registration tag that had a different name on it. Maxey agreed to let officers retrieve the registration from the glove box, and when an officer looked through the front passenger window, there was a methamphetamine pipe in plain view sticking out of a backpack, the citation states.

Maxey said the backpack was his, and he gave consent to a search, the citation states. Officers found a straw with white residue on it and a glass pipe with white residue. Maxey said it was used for "psychedelic medication that was prescribed by family."

Officers then searched the vehicle and found another glass pipe and a crystal-like substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine, according to the citation.

Maxey was arrested and taken to the MCDC, where he remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Berea police arrested Bruce McKinney, 47, Eubank, for buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and marijuana possession after an officer saw a passenger car in Silver Creek Baptist Church's parking lot near the church bus Wednesday night.

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Bruce McKinney

Bruce McKinney

The officer approached the vehicle, in which McKinney was a passenger, according to a citation. The officer searched the vehicle with the driver's consent and found a bag containing a glass methamphetamine pipe, two straws, a container with a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine and marijuana.

McKinney was taken to the MCDC, and he was released from jail Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Tara Haines, 41, Taylor Drive, Richmond, for first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin) after officers were called to Lantern Ridge Drive, where it was reported several people were possibly passed out inside a vehicle Thursday evening.

When officers arrived, all the occupants were awake and eating, according to a citation. Officers asked to search the vehicle, which the occupants allowed.

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Tara Haines

Tara Haines

Officers found two small rocks of heroin under the seat cushion where Haines was sitting, the citation states. She told police she didn't know about the drugs and that she had just gotten in the car to get a ride.

Haines was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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