Manager Hired Fake Employee to Pocket Wages

She hired a fake employee, clocking the worker in and out for about two months, all while pocketing the paychecks.

The scheme came to a halt this week when the Pinellas County Dunkin’ manager was arrested and charged with grand theft. The Pinellas Park Police Department says the bogus worker was hired at the Largo store back in May. Somehow the company that owns the location was tipped-off to the scam and started their own investigation. For officers, it was pretty much an open and closed case. Markia Nelson was arrested Monday morning.

“They met the officer around the corner, showed him all the video that they had, paperwork that they had, timesheets and things like that, and basically presented their case to the officer first,” said Pinellas Park Police Sergeant Lonnie Lancto. All the evidence focused on one employee. A man who logged 235 hours working at the eatery over seven weeks. The problem was, he only existed on paper… Fox11 News

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