Bookstore Worker Booked on Fraud and Theft Charges

A University of Tampa bookstore employee was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with felony fraud and felony grand theft.

Tampa police arrested Takisha Ashon Cane, 29, in the Vaughn Center and charged her with scheming to defraud less than $20,000, grand theft in the third degree and misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, according to TPD arrest records.

The third-degree grand theft charge applies to stealing between $300 and $5,000. Bookstore manager Mike Comiskey declined to comment on the arrest.

UT’s bookstore is operated by Barnes ‘ Noble, a national bookstore chain that also runs University of South Florida’s student bookstore.

As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cane was still in jail on a $4,500 bond.

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