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Former employee charged with theft from Duluth Super One | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

imagesPublished May 17, 2013, 06:00 AM

Former employee charged with theft from Duluth Super One

A former employee of a Duluth Super One grocery store has been charged with felony theft for allegedly diverting corporate property.

By: Mark Stodghill, Duluth News Tribune

A former employee of a Duluth Super One grocery store has been charged with felony theft for allegedly diverting corporate property.

Sarah Jean Schuyler, 30, has been summoned to appear on the charge in State District Court in Duluth on June 11.

The defendant couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday and has not yet been assigned a public defender.

Schuyler is the daughter of Duluth Fire Chief John Strongitharm.

According to the criminal complaint, Duluth police officers met with the director of loss prevention for Miner’s Inc., the owner of the Bristol Street Super One Food Store in January. The director said he began noticing suspicious transactions being done by Schuyler, who was a cashier, while he was investigating an unrelated theft case.

The police investigation revealed that Schuyler was entering returns into her till and removing cash corresponding to that amount of return, but not actually taking a product on return.

The director of loss prevention said that he had reviewed security video for a number of suspicious transactions and in viewing the video was able to confirm that the defendant was in fact falsifying returns and pocketing the cash.

The director told police that he confronted Schuyler and she initially denied taking the money, but later admitted to taking the money to pay bills. The defendant signed a statement admitting to the thefts.

The police investigation indicated that $14,307.47 was stolen, but the criminal complaint charges that the defendant stole only up to $5,000.

Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Jonathan Holets said Schuyler was charged with the theft of a dollar amount that can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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