Former officer accused of stealing from 5 Harris Teeters; faces 49 charges

Samuel Yaravitz (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer already accused of shoplifting from a grocery store is now facing 25 more larceny charges.

In May, detectives charged CMPD Officer Samuel Yaravitz with seven counts of larceny after he was identified as a suspect in connection with shoplifting cases which occurred between Feb. 13 and May 9.

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He’s accused of shoplifting from the Harris Teeter store on Morrison Boulevard in the SouthPark area. A police source said the officer was stealing steaks, putting them in a bag and walking out of the store.

All of the shoplifting incidents occurred at the same Harris Teeter, police said.

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