Esperance Police charge former employee with theft

UPDATE: According to Esperance Police, a secondary assessment of the case on Friday, June 15, shows the estimate of goods stolen to be approximately $500.

Esperance Police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Castletown woman with stealing more than $500 worth of groceries from Woolworths Esperance.

It is alleged the woman, a former employee of the company, shoplifted via the self-service check out on four separate occasions between June 5 and June 13.

It is understood the woman scanned and paid for only a portion of her shopping on each occasion.

Police arrested the woman at her address on Wednesday, June 13, and charged her with four counts of shoplifting.

Police thanked the public for their assistance in the matter.

The arrest is part of an ongoing operation by local police to crackdown on theft in the region.

Esperance Police senior sergeant Steve Thompson said police would continue to target stealing and work with the community, as well as local businesses, to identify and prosecute thieves.

If you witness something you believe to be suspicious, contact Esperance Police on 9079 8999.