An 18-year-old township man is accused of stealing more than $1,000 from his employer, Giant Eagle.
Alexander E. Martinez was arrested about 11 p.m. Tuesday and charged with felony theft.
Police said the loss prevention manager at Giant Eagle, 480 Boardman-Canfield Road, launched an internal investigation last week because $1,600 was missing.
Reports state Martinez admitted to stealing about $600 and returned $540 to the store. However, the loss prevention supervisor pursued charges against Martinez because $1,100 is still missing.
Martinez later provided a written statement detailing how he stole $1,000 from an open safe at GetGo, Giant Eagle’s gas station, during work as well as taking scratch-off lottery tickets, according to reports.