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2 more charged in Kohl’s thefts

Two more people were charged Wednesday in a series of thefts and scams at local Kohl’s stores.

On Tuesday, Shane L. Cavinder, 37, of the 700 block of Stony Run Lane, was charged with one count of corrupt business influence and three counts of felony theft.

On Wednesday, prosecutors charged Cavinder’s girlfriend, Jamie Norris, 33, and Brandy Parrish, 38.

Parrish and Cavinder are accused of switching price tags of high-priced shirts with items on the clearance rack and then returning those high-priced items to a different Kohl’s store for refunds with Norris’ help.

Cavinder is also accused of switching used shoes for new ones; the old shoes were placed in a box. Norris later put Cavinder’s shoes in her purse, returning the empty box to a shelf, records said.

Norris, of the 7000 block of Thamesford Drive, and Parrish, of the 700 block of Stony Run Lane, were each charged with one count of felony corrupt business influence and two counts of theft.

Norris and Parrish had not been arrested Wednesday.

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