Franklin Woman Accused of Stealing Cash from Employer Due in Court Today

| May 15, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin woman who allegedly stole cash from her employer is due in court this afternoon.

According to court documents, 45-year-old Brandi Lee Hawke, of Franklin, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, on the following charge:

– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2

The charge stems from an investigation initiated by a Buffalo Street, Franklin grocery store.

According to a criminal complaint, around 9:58 a.m. on April 9, Patrolman Brownlee, of the Franklin Police Department, was dispatched to a grocery store on Buffalo Street to investigate a possible employee theft that occurred on April 7.

Upon arrival at the market, Patrolman Brownlee met with the manager and the owner of the business.

A copy of the electronic log of all transactions that occurred on April 7 was reviewed. There was $70.00 missing, and there were no sales transactions or receipts to account for the missing money.

Patrolman Brownlee reviewed video surveillance of the date the theft occurred. He observed “Brandi Hawke take cash from the register and then put it inside her wallet,” according to the complaint.

Based on the investigation, the charge was filed against Hawke on Wednesday, April 10, and a certified summons was issued on April 11.

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