January 27, 2021

Former Newton Hy-Vee employee arrested on theft charges

A Newton woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than $6,000 from Newton Hy-Vee.

Jennifer Mackerman, 32, of Newton, was charged with second degree theft. On June 5, the Newton Police Department was called to investigate a theft at Hy-Vee of more than $6,000 that had occurred around June 3.

The NPD conducted an investigation which led them to Mackerman, who was an employee of Hy-Vee at the time.

Mackerman was arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail. Her bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety and was posted by Freebird Bail Bonds.

Mackerman’s initial court appearance has been scheduled at 8:30 a.m. June 25.

Contact Dustin Teays at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or dteays@newtondailynews.com