A former Arby’s employee has been ordered to make more than $13,000 restitution to the roast beef chain for skimming cash from the register at the local restaurant.
The woman, Blakney Nichole Taylor, has been ordered by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to pay $13,529 to Arby’s as restitution for the money she took. Provided she repays the money, she will be afforded a three-year judicial diversion, meaning she can have her criminal record erased once her probationary period is over on the charge of grand theft.
Taylor was hit with the felony theft charge after management at the local Arby’s on New Smithville Highway had an audit conducted after there was a discrepancy with money being taken in by the store. According to McMinnville police detective Marty Cantrell, the audit found there was a spike in overrides and refunds from the cash registers.
“They would peak when she was working,” said Cantrell, noting Taylor had access to the cash registers when there were shortages.
Police tracked the shortages beginning in May to when she was confronted about the missing money. Investigators feel her access to the cash registers and her ability to override and refund was how she spirited cash away from the restaurant without being caught.