Can a store manager look up purchase records without reason?

Question Details: My sister and my niece's dad are in a tense custody battle. I visited a store recently where both he and my cousin work. I bought 2 pairs of boots and my cousin gave me her employee discount. However, he looked up my purchase after I left and is now claiming that I stole from the store, as employee discounts are allegedly for immediate family only. Can he legally access those records without cause? Did I unknowingly defraud the store? Are his claims of theft grounds for slander?

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