According to law enforcement, the suspect was employed in an undisclosed capacity at a hotel located on Diemer Drive in Mount Laurel, NJ.
Police have not yet revealed the hotel where the theft reportedly occurred. However, it is known that there are two hotels on Diemer Drive off Route 73 in Mount Laurel: the Hyatt House and the Extended Stay America.
Another worker at the hotel reportedly saw that $2,000 in cash had gone missing from the safe, so he alerted his boss and then reached out to local law enforcement.
The Mount Laurel Police Department got involved and investigated the theft allegations. Investigators eventually gathered enough evidence to arrest the suspect.
The suspect, a 42-year-old female from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has been charged with theft of movable property.
If the suspect is convicted on the theft charges, she would face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, a person who steals more than $500 can be charged with a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree theft of movable property could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Camden County Jail in Camden, New Jersey. She later posted a $10K bail and secured her release from police custody.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Employee Stole $2K from Hotel Safe, Police Say.”