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Arkansas Circle K Worker Accused of Stealing $20,000

A gas station worker in Arkansas was arrested after her employer named her the culprit when they reportedly found someone had stolen approximately $20,000 from the business by entering fake gas pump transactions.

Recently, a manager at the Circle K Convenience Store and Gas Station was looking over the books and doing the audits when they reportedly noticed a huge discrepancy in the numbers. It was reported that the business has an inventory process where they check the amount of money entered at the pumps against the amount of gas paid for. The manager found many transactions where money entered at the pumps was not accounted for, and they began investigating the situation.

According to reports, the situation was traced back several years, and between May 2023 and February 2024, it was found that approximately $20,000 was missing. After checking with the company that monitors the pumps, the management began to suspect the money had been stolen.

The manager realized that one of their employees who worked there when the money went missing had recently been transferred to a different location, and the thefts reportedly stopped as soon as she went to the new store. They believed it was suspicious, and it was purported that the woman was the perpetrator. The authorities were notified, and a report was made about the situation.

A warrant was issued on June 3, and on June 10, officers from the Hot Springs Police Department went to the woman’s home. She was taken into custody on suspicion of one felony count of theft of property over $5,000. She was released after posting a $3,500 bond. If she is convicted as charged, she could spend up to 10 years behind bars.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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