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Former employee accused of stealing phones from Westport Road Cricket Wireless store

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Diana Sanchez (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Diana Sanchez (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a former Cricket Wireless employee after she stole more than $6,000 worth of cell phones from her workplace.

According to an arrest warrant, the crimes took place on July 11 and July 16 at the Cricket Wireless store at 8709 Westport Road, near Heritage Way.

Police say employees at the business noticed that phones used for demonstration purposes were missing. The discovery caused them to do an inventory, at which point it was discovered that several additional phones were missing.

According to the arrest report, employees reviewed video surveillance and saw 37-year-old Diana Sanchez -- another employee -- take several phones on July 11, and several more on July 16. Police say she could be seen on video carrying the phones out of the store in a bag.

When employees called her and confronted her about it, she allegedly admitted to taking the phones and selling them.

The total value of the phones was $6,789.89, according to the arrest report.

Police say the store was able to contact some of the people who had purchased the phones to get the phones back. One customer said Sanchez was wearing her work shirt when she sold the phone to him.

A warrant was issued for Sanchez's arrest on Thursday, July 20. She was taken into custody by Louisville Metro Police on Sunday morning. Sanchez is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

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