Alleged Forgery and Theft Leads to Employee Arrest

A retail store employee has been charged with forging returns at the shoe store where he worked.

A retail store manager is facing multiple charges after his employers reportedly discovered he was forging returns to the store and taking cash from the register. 

26-year-old Brandon Yost of Pottstown has been charged with second-degree felony forgery, theft by deception and receiving stolen property after management at the Dr. Scholl's outlet store at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets reportedly noticed discrepancies and what appeared to be falsified returns.

Store management told police that they had records of 17 cash returns being made under Yost's employee login. According to the store manager, Yost would allegedly log in to the system, scan a similar item as if it had been returned, then forge the customer's signature on a return slip and take the cash out of the register. 

The total cash amount stolen over the 17 transactions was $1,252.31.

Yoat was charged and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Walter Gadzicki on February 15, and waived a preliminary hearing on February 21. He is free on bail pending further proceedings.


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