Ohio grocery worker charged with eating into deli profits


Authorities in eastern Ohio say a grocery store employee has been charged with felony theft for helping herself to deli ham for years.

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Tuscarawas (TUS'-kuh-rah-wuhs) County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Hale tells The Columbus Dispatch that an eight-year employee of regional grocery chain Giant Eagle was charged Friday with stealing food estimated by the store to be worth $9,200.

The store's loss prevention manager received a tip that an employee had been eating three to five slices of ham nearly every day over eight years. Authorities say she also sometimes ate salami.

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Other details including her name weren't available immediately.

The store is in Bolivar, some 70 miles (112.65 kilometers) south of Cleveland.


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