A Lake Charles woman was arrested on Thursday accused of stealing merchandise for over a year from her employer.
35-year-old Nicole L. Reeves was arrested March 11 after Calcasieu Parish deputies began investigating the complaint of an employee stealing from a store on Highwy 171 in Moss Bluff.
An asset protection investigator at the store allegedly identified Reeves as the employee in question and stated that Reeves had been stealing from the store for one year.
Surveillance footage was reviewed and deputies say they allegedly observed Reeves walking out of the store on numerous occasions with unpaid merchandise.
Reeves, upon questioning, allegedly confirmed that she had stolen over $60,000 worth of merchandise from the store.
She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft over $25,000.
She was released on a $10,000 bond.