SALT LAKE CITY — A Midvale woman was charged Friday with stealing more than $16,000 from her employer.

Sabrina Arnett, 35, was charged in 3rd District Court with theft, a second-degree felony, after Zions Bank alerted the owners of a Flowerama store located at 12288 S. 700 East of possible fraudulent activity.

Between May 30, 2011, and April 30, 2012, Arnett, while employed at Flowerama, refunded $16,785 in transactions onto her personal credit card without the permission of the owners, the charges state.

Owners Helen and Wayne Jenkins said there were no credit card refund receipts in the nightly closing reports, nor had any charges been made to Arnett's credit card, according to the charges.

Arnett said that she would place money in the cash register and refund the amount to her credit card to alleviate money problems, the charges state.

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