Target employee allegedly used gift cards and her discount to steal from store

A woman who worked at Target may have thought she could get away with activating store gift cards, and even applying her employee discount to the fraudulent purchases, but she was arrested this week and charged with larceny.

Police said that Shante Holmes, 22, of West Haven, worked at Target in September when she made 14 unauthorized purchases or transactions using store gift cards and her discount. Those transactions totaled $473.12.

She was arrested on a warrant Jan. 14, and was released from police custody on her promise to appear in court Feb. 10.