Employee Facing Criminal Charges & Jail Time for Stealing at WorkNo Conviction on Charge of Petit Theft!
The Charges CVS store security observed an employee stealing merchandise. The security staff pulled the employee/suspect aside during his shift to address the theft. The store fired the dishonest employee and pressed Petit Theft charges against him. Petit Theft in Florida Petit theft in Florida is generally charged as a misdemeanor. However, in certain cases, it can be charged as a felony. Petit theft may also be referred to as petty theft, retail theft, or shoplifting. In Florida, it is a “dishonest crime” to shoplift in any manner. Employees that steal from their employers are considered organized theft. A large majority of retail loss comes with organized theft. Organized theft can happen when:
- An employee works with a customer who is a friend that receives a refund for stolen items
- Stealing items in the store, and then selling them
- Store employees working with a friend during the delivery of an item to steal it
- Duplicating gift cards to defraud the store they work in
- The employee was seen selecting merchandise that they did not have on them when their shift started.
- The employee that was accused of shoplifting took the items into his or her possession.
- The employee tried to conceal the merchandise.
- The employee tried to exit the store without paying for the merchandise.