ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg Police on Tuesday arrested a Sam's Club employee accused of stealing nearly $113,000 in cash over the course of four months, according to the agency.

  • Amber Ewing, 25, charged with felony grand theft
  • Ewing had access to cash due to her job responsibilities
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Police said the employee, Amber Ewing, 25, was employed at the Sam's Club located at 1725 34th St. North. She had access to the cash because it was her job to count the night deposit in the office.

Ewing was reportedly caught when management got suspicious due to the unbalanced night deposits from the bank.

According to an arrest affidavit, surveillance video showed Ewing concealing cash in her jacket sleeves while inside the office. Police said the grand theft began earlier this year on May 3 and ended on Sept. 24.

Ewing made her first appearance in court on Wednesday and told the judge that she has been suspended from her job. Ewing also said she does not have any money to pay for an attorney and was assigned a public defender.

Ewing is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on a $50,000 bond.