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Lottery ticket sales theft leads to felony charges against cashier

Coral Springs, Florida – A former employee at BJ’s Wholesale Club, identified as Tristan Polynice, 25, of Tamarac, has been charged with grand theft, a felony offence. This followed the discovery of his involvement in the misappropriation of funds primarily originating from lottery ticket sales.

On the 2nd of August, officers from the Coral Springs Police Department were summoned to the BJ’s Wholesale Warehouse situated at 620 Riverside Drive. This was in reaction to the establishment’s revelation of a recurring theft committed by one of their cashiers.

The store’s loss prevention team established that Polynice had illicitly obtained at least $2,575 from the store’s coffers, with the majority purported to have come from the sales of lottery tickets. The illicit activity was uncovered when staff members discerned a recurrent trend of cash deficits in the cash drawer during the shifts worked by Polynice.

Based on the company’s internal investigation, it was determined that Polynice intentionally neglected to register the sales of lottery scratch-off tickets and customer cash purchases while in charge of the cash drawer.

The establishment maintains that Polynice is suspected of appropriating funds ranging from $200 to $500 during the shifts he undertook from the 27th of June to the 29th of July.

The instances of theft were captured and logged by surveillance cameras, allowing the precise dates and sums involved in each occurrence to be documented.

Upon recognizing the pattern of loss, the company terminated Polynice’s employment and notified the Coral Springs Police Department of his complicity in the fraudulent scheme.

During the subsequent interrogative proceedings, Polynice confessed to his participation in the theft scheme, accepting responsibility for the cash drawer deficits.

Following his confession, Polynice was taken into custody and transported to the Broward County Main Jail.

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