A woman has been charged with stealing more than $4.5 million from a New York City grocery store and allegedly using her position as a public official to extort money.
According to police, the 34-year-old woman, identified as Angela DeJesus, allegedly began the scheme by purchasing items from a grocery store in New York in March 2017, police said in a news release Monday.
She then allegedly contacted a man who then allegedly sent money to her to cover her criminal activity, police reported.
Investigators are also looking for two men who allegedly received money from DeJesus through a third party.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stompers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The NYPD said it has a bounty program that pays up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.