UPS Store employee charged in theft
Pamela Jean Parish, 54, of 626 N.E. Golden Leaf Lane, was charged with one count each of first-degree theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, in addition to two counts of mail theft, all Class C felonies. She was booked into the Yamhill County Jail, then released on her own recognizance.
The casino uses the cards to reward preferred customers, according to Capt. Matt Scales of the McMinnville police.
“Roth’s sends prepaid cards to the casino in batches each month,” he said. “Roth’s receives payment for the cards at the end of each month.”
In this case, Roth’s sent the casino 14 $50 Best Buy gift cards in mid-April, followed by 10 $100 VISA gift cards earlier this month, both times by UPS, according to Scales.
“Roth’s never received payment for these cards, which seemed odd, so the casino was contacted,” he said. “The casino said it had never received the cards, which tipped everyone off.”
Officer Mike LaRue was assigned to the case.
“He did a good job,” Scales said. “There was a paper trail there. It was just a matter of getting her to accept responsibility.”
Parish allegedly used the Best Buy cards to purchase a computer and printer online. Scales said she used the VISA gift cards to purchase miscellaneous items, including food.
The store declined comment on Parish’s employment status.