Two sisters from St. Joseph are charged with stealing gift cards from a hospital where they volunteered.
St. Joseph police say 20-year-old Avery Nichelle Cary-Wilmes and 25-year-old Anyssa Naomi Beavers were charged Wednesday with felony theft/stealing. They allegedly stole gift cards from Heartland East Hospital Gift Shop, where they worked as volunteers.
According to probable cause statements, Cary-Wilmes stole 55 gift cards and Beavers stole 23 gift cards. The stolen cards were valued at $6,782.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports the hospital reported an estimated $50,000 in gift cards were stolen in the three years that Beavers was a volunteer.
The women were arrested Tuesday at Missouri Western State University, where they are students.
The sisters are scheduled for arraignment Friday. Online records don’t indicate they have attorneys.