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.

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“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.

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.

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She will make a court appearance on Dec. 7.

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