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.