According to a court document, Amy Carney, 23, worked at Wells Fargo Bank at 715 Center Street in Deer Park until resigning on Feb. 19.
When Carney’s drawer was audited on Feb. 10, it was balanced, the bank said. But when the bank audited the drawer again after Carney resigned, it found it to be $11,245 short, the document states.
The bank told police that it audits money drawers once a month, before a vacation or upon resignation or termination of an employee.
Carney was scheduled for vacation from Feb. 11 to 20, according to the document.
When bank administrators reviewed surveillance video from Feb. 10, they allegedly saw Carney walking to the safe to lock up the money drawer, grabbing some money and sticking it in her bra area, according to the document.
The bank’s vice president then spoke to Carney and obtained a written statement from her admitting that she took the money, the document states.
The bank called police on Thursday, March 22. Deer Park police investigated the case and the Harris County District Attorney charged Carney with felony theft on Tuesday (March 27).
Deer Park police Detective Ian Sawtell said a warrant for Carney’s arrest was issued Thursday (March 29) and that the department’s fugitive task force is looking for her.
A conviction for theft between $1,500 and $20,000 carries a sentence of 180 days to two years in state jail and up to a $10,000 fine.