Undercover boss: Manager catches employee pocketing money from store | News
A regional manager for an auto parts store decided to go undercover in an attempt to catch an employee pocketing money.
According to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department incident report, on Sep. 27, an officer responded to O’Reilly Auto Parts located on South Lake Drive in reference to a larceny.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a loss prevention officer, who stated that the store’s regional manager came into the store in “regular” clothes in attempt to catch an employee pocketing money, the report stated.
The report goes on to say that the manger entered the business, selected a wrench valued at $18.99, and preceded to the register. Upon the sales associate telling the customer the total for the wrench would be $20.32 after taxes, he asked him if he would need a receipt, according to sheriff’s deputies.
The undercover boss declined the receipt, and the employee told him $20 would take care of it, the report stated.
The report says the manager left the store with the wrench shortly after, and the sales associate pocketed the money without recording the transaction.
Deputies say they were provided with a written account from the regional manager regarding the incident that occurred on Sept. 25. Officers were also provided with a handwritten statement from the sales associate confessing to not recording the transaction.
According to sheriff’s deputies, they advised the manager that a warrant would be signed and served to the employee.
Deputies have not released the name of the employee.