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      Pair arrested in $16,000 retail theft

      Tamara Carter

      A Bergner's employee and another man were charged with stealing more than $16,000 in merchandise from the store, police said.

      Tamara K. Carter, 52, and Patrick J. Steward, 44, both of 522 S. 7th St, were arrested Tuesday on a charge of retail theft over $300.

      Quincy police were contacted by Bergner's loss prevention officers are reports of a number of thefts committed in the store within the past month.

      Carter was an employee in the store at the time of the thefts.