Ohio grocery worker charged with eating into deli profits

Updated Sept 09, 2018
    The Associated Press
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
Ham being cut. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

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

MARIJUANA NEWS: Your questions answered about Ohio’s medical marijuana law

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.

CINCINNATI SHOOTING: Candlelight vigil brings city together to heal

Other details including her name weren't available immediately.

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