Puslinch woman accused of stealing $16,500 from Guelph employer

FILE: Guelph police say a woman processed more than 80 returns but credited her own debit card. Getty Images

Guelph police say a 20-year-old woman has been accused of stealing $16,500 from her employer over a three-month period.

In a news release on Thursday, police said the investigation began when a south-end business filed a complaint about an internal theft in January 2021.

“It is believed an employee processed more than 80 product returns between November 2020 and mid-January, crediting her own debit card for the returns,” police said.

Get the latest National news. Sent to your email, every day.

The employee was terminated once the theft was uncovered.

Following a lengthy investigation, police announced the Puslinch, Ont., woman was arrested this week and charged with theft over $5,000.

Story continues below advertisement

She will make a court appearance on Dec. 7.

Click to play video: 'Fraud and scams during the pandemic: How to protect your money'
Fraud and scams during the pandemic: How to protect your money

Sponsored content