Atlanta Area Convenience Store Employees Caught In Theft Of Over $121,000 In Lottery Tickets & Cash

The owner of a Metro Atlanta area convenience store chain contacted us with a suspicion that several employees may be involved in lottery theft based on serious irregularities in the company’s books. We began an employee theft investigation.

To develop investigative information, our loss prevention investigator installed two covert closed circuit TV cameras covering the cashiers’ area and the lottery machine. Video confirmed that the store manager, who had been employed for several years, was routinely stealing large quantities of lottery scratch off tickets.

A second employee was found to be stealing cash from sales by accepting cash from a customer, making change from the register, then pocketing the cash.

Based on the information collected, the manager was interviewed by our loss prevention investigator . The Atlanta area convenience store manager admitted stealing lottery tickets totaling $111,150.00 and cash in the amount of $6,500.00. The money was taken to pay bills and for a “gambling problem” over a period of the previous 2 years.

The second employee was interviewed as well by our loss prevention investigator . This employee admitted stealing approximately $3400.00 in cash over the previous year by not ringing sales up and pocketing the money. The employee did this for “spending money”. This employee also admitted knowledge of the manager’s lottery activities. This individual had been employed for a year and a half.

Contact us at: loss prevention investigator or in the Atlanta area call 1.866.914.2567

 

Posted August 26th, 2010 by Staff Writer and filed in Uncategorized
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