Retail employee in Elk Grove arrested on suspicion of embezzlement

August 9, 2018 |  

An Elk Grove retail worker is in custody at the Sacramento County Jail after allegedly embezzling from her employer.

Just after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, Elk Grove Police responded to the Kohls department store on Calvine Road. Loss prevention employees at the store had detained Justina Chaplain, also known as Justina Irena Baker, for alleged embezzlement. 

Responding officer discovered through a record check that the suspect was also on active parole. A search of Champlain led to the discovery of narcotic paraphernalia.

Chaplain is held on a bail of $550,000 but is not eligible for release because of a parole violation. Arraignment will be on Thursday, August 10. 


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