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White Plains Bloomingdale's Says Worker is a Crook

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- After a month of monitoring an employee, Bloomingdale’s blew the whistle on Courtney Shabazz, 23, of the Bronx, for allegedly stealing $775 worth of merchandise and money from the White Plains store.

Police reportedly responded to a call from Bloomingdale’s where Shabazz was arrested Saturday afternoon. He was charged with one count of petite larceny, a misdemeanor.

A loss prevention supervisor told police rumors of Shabazz’s theft prompted her to begin monitoring him on July 7. During the next month, Shabazz allegedly stole a $375 Braun Shaver, a $175 Sonic toothbrush, a $125 Burberrry sweater, and a $50 Polo shirt.

According to police reports, Shabazz opened charge accounts for customers and used the receipts from the accounts to get rewarded multiple times for the same transactions, which reportedly cost Bloomingdale’s $50.

The following items were also reported by police:

•  Saturday night, Craig Josephberg, 38, of New York City, was allegedly caught urinating in the 25 Waller Ave. parking lot. Police said they also discovered a Ziploc bag containing a white powder believed to be cocaine in Josephberg’s left pocket. Josephberg was arrested and charged with one count of public urination and one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

•  An Elmsford man was reportedly discovered smoking marijuana in the Mitchell Place tot playground around 1 a.m. Friday morning.

•  Officers said they noticed Marc Scott, 40, sitting on top of a picnic table with a woman and rolling a brown cigar wrapper on the table. Allegedly, Scott put the cigarette to his lips, lit it, and inhaled. When officers approached him, he supposedly attempted to hide the cigarette at his side. However, police said a partially lit marijuana cigar was found in his right pocket.

Scott was arrested and brought to headquarters where police reported the discovery of a vial and rectangular container filled with a green vegetable-like substance, believed to be marijuana. Scott was charged with one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana

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