A Minneapolis woman has been charged with stealing more than $1,500 from a store in St. Louis Park where she worked as a cashier.
Danielle Latrece Holloway, 27, is charged with one count of felony theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, signed by St. Louis Park Police Detective Matthew Riley, Holloway was working at the Home Depot store at 5800 Cedar Lake Road on May 6 when she entered a code on her cash register for a deposit of $1,200.
Surveillance video caught Holloway entering the information, and then placing the cash by the side of her register rather than handing it to a supervisor, according to the complaint.
Shortly afterward, video captured a man choosing a bottle of pop and then paying for it at Holloway’s register. When Holloway handed the man the change for his purchase, she also handed him the $1,200 in cash that she had placed beside her register, according to the complaint.
The man was identified by police as Holloway’s husband.
Near the end of Holloway’s shift, surveillance video caught her entering another deposit code for $540, then taking the money from the drawer and placing it beside her register, the complaint charges. Holloway then put the cash in her pocket and threw away the printed receipt, according to Riley’s account.
After Holloway left the store after her shift, a supervisor checked her employee locker and found that it had been cleaned out. Although she was scheduled to work the next day, she didn’t show up for work, and an unidentified man called the store and told them she had been in an accident and wouldn’t be in that day.
Police tracked down the man seen in the surveillance video taking the cash from Holloway, and he agreed to allow officers to search his home. They found the clothes he had been wearing when he was captured on video; when he was asked if he had been involved in the theft, he denied it, but then admitted, “OK, I did it,” according to the complaint.
Holloway’s husband told police that Holloway had called him and told him to come and pick up some money, and that they had used the money to pay bills, according to the complaint. When Holloway arrived home, she was arrested.
Holloway is free on a $5,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in her case is scheduled for June 21 in Hennepin County District Court.