Grocery Store Employee Fired After Stealing $9,200 Worth Of Ham From The Deli Counter

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in News & Politics Weird


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

Tuscarawas 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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Male 3,974
... Funny, I didn't hear about any SWAT roll outs for that day - however did they capture such a desparado as she?
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Male 4,319
I know others have done some of the math, but $9,200 for 8 years, 52 weeks per year, probably 5 days a week with 5 slices per day, comes to $0.885 per slice. That seems more expensive than what it should.
Usually ham is, like, $3.50 per pound, and a pound would make enough sandwiches for 2 or 3 people for 5 days.
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Male 2,601
DuckBoy87    It all depends on the brand of ham I buy ham for my sweetheart and it costs well over $5.00 per pound for boar's head brand that I get, but to tell you the truth I don't really pay that much attention to it as I will get it no matter what. and usually don't buy a pound at a time. I will look at the ticket and gestemate in my mind if it is wright or not. And they say slices you really have know Idea from the article how thick that is.
   Would be willing to bet that now there is going to be camaras up to keep everyone honest.
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Male 8,605
Petty and counterproductive. I would tell any full-time deli worker to sample three slices--but only three--of a different deli meat or cheese every day. That's what the best shops do so that the employees behind the counter know what they're selling and can make honest, enthusiastic recommendations to the customers.
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Male 2,601
squrlz4ever    I can see your point, but if that's not the norm here, then she's just stealing. "And as you said "in the best shops" this is a grocery store. 
  I go to publics for my deli meat and they always give me a peice that they cut first to check thickness, of course I am buying the product in the end.
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Male 899
Seems like I watched the local counter throw way more then that away for various reasons.  
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Male 44,403
I'd have fired her but I wouldn't have called the cops. 
Obviously her performance in other areas was good enough to keep
her on for 8 years and she's not a threat to anyone.  
It's not like you can get the  ham back from her. Just fire her, that's enough punishment.
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Male 8,668
A wee nibble now and then from the off-cuts is normal. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox ...

But five slices a day? However, the store's caclulations seem pretty made up.
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Male 1,373
LordJim 3 to 5 slices. with an average of four slices a day and a 5 day work week, I get $1.10 per slice. They're figuring the cost the way police do with drugs: street price.

As the Good Book sayeth, "Thou shalt not bind the mouths of the kine that tread the grain; but if they eat too much, thou shalt turn them into pastrami."
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Male 2,601
semichisam01   Thats funny, I thought that my grandma was the only one that said that.
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Male 1,373
casaledana It's in the Book!
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