Wednesday, October 12, 2022

POTTSVILLE POLICE: Former Employee Stole Over $5,000 from City Convenience Store

A Pottsville woman is facing theft charges after she admitted stealing over $5,000 from a convenience store in the city.

According to Pottsville Police Chief Richard Wojiechowsky, on October 4th, 2022, Pottsville Police began an investigation into a theft of money from the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 100 S Claude A Lord Blvd in the city.

The subsequent investigation by Ptl. Anna Flail showed that Lisa Annette Martin, 56, of Pottsville, a past employee of the store, had stolen more than $5,000.00 while employed between 8/15/22 and 9/26/22. 

An internal store audit had produced evidence that a large amount of inventory was unaccounted for in conjunction with a large decrease in store sales. 

Through further investigation it was revealed via video surveillance files that Martin had been collecting U.S. currency from customers for store transactions which she then voided in the system and retained personal possession of the money paid by the customer.

Martin was interviewed by investigators and admitted to the thefts.

A criminal complaint was filed by Flail charging Martin with Theft by Unlawful Taking, Receiving Stolen Property, and Unlawful Use of Computer.