Montgomery County Courthouse security guard arrested for theft www.privateofficer.com
Officers were dispatched to Fern Rock Market at 330 Cherry Street on Monday morning after the manager reported the theft. The manager told police that he placed the $300 on top of a “Laffy Taffy” container near the cash register just before 11am and within 30 minutes the money was missing.
The manager immediately checked the surveillance video and observed a customer who he knew as Cheryl Andrews, still in her security guard uniform, allegedly take the money from the container and put it in her pocket.
The manager reportedly told police that he went to Andrews’ workplace at Family Court to convince her to return the money without police involvement. According to the manager, Andrews returned with him to the store to view the video of the alleged theft. After viewing the footage, the manager claimed Andrews continued to deny the allegations and left the store.
Andrews returned to the store while officers were still on the scene reviewing the surveillance video, and was taken into custody. After a search of her person, officers did not recover the stolen money so they contacted Andrews’ supervisor at Family Court and asked him to search the workplace for the missing cash.
At approximately 2:30pm, Andrews’ supervisor reported retrieving her personal belongings and finding a white envelope full of cash with her name on it in the drawer of a common desk. Police responded to Family Court and took custody of the envelope which contained $258. The envelope and the money was placed into evidence.