Following the discussion we had the other day regarding "internal" thefts, an employee of a Palm Beach County Abercrombie & Fitch store was arrested and charged with grand theft for allegedly taking $1,000 from the store's cash register.
The Palm Beach Post reports that the employee allegedly stole the money by "skimming" cash from the register over the course of a few months. In total, the amount was enough to charge the woman with grand theft in the third-degree.
Grand theft in the third-degree, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, requires that the amount of money or value of property taken by the accused be between $300 and $20,000. Over $20,000 and the charge is considerably more serious.
When questioned, the employee allegedly confessed to the theft, stating that recent financial troubles prompted her to steal from her store's register.