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Blind deli owner robbed by own employee

Starr Pate (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Starr Pate (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Mark Howington (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Mark Howington (Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Kent Parker, owner of the Courthouse Deli, has his shop robbed again, this time by his own employee and her boyfriend.

Police have arrested Mark A. Howington, 28, for Safecracking and Theft from a Disabled Adult, and Starr Pate, 28, for Theft from a Disabled Adult.

Police say Parker, who is blind, reported to Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies that money was missing from his safe. Investigation revealed that Howington had entered the safe on two occasions, removing a total of $300. It was also revealed that Pate, an employee at the deli, was not ringing out customers and was pocketing money from purchases. She is also accused of loading up bags of merchandise and removing it from the deli.

Parker's deli has been robbed several times in recent months.

 

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