West Deer authorities accused a previous employee of Narcisi Winery of stealing almost $40,000 by using a discount rate to customers’ costs or voiding them entirely and taking the difference.
Kevin William Weis, 52, of the 2800 block of Middle Road in Hampton was charged by summons with felony counts of theft, theft by deception and receiving taken property. An initial hearing is arranged for Feb. 1 before District Judge Tom Swan.
The owners of the winery along Gibsonia Roadway informed cops Weis had supervisor opportunities that included authorizing the half-off discount rate employees get, as well as the authority to void checks.
They stated Weis was able to take the money when customers seated at his tables paid with cash.
Instead of putting the full amount in the money drawer, Weis applied the 50% discount rate and kept half the cash, detectives state. In some instances, expenses from cash-paying consumers were voided, with Weis keeping the whole quantity, police said.
When company authorities became suspicious and suspended the access code Weis required to void a check or use a discount, he used another worker’s code to get into the system, police said.
The employee informed authorities she unsuspectingly provided Weis her four-digit code due to the fact that he asked for it throughout a hectic time when she was not able to manage the transactions herself, according to the problem.
In some instances, Weis utilized the lady’s gain access to code on days she wasn’t working, the problem stated.
Business authorities said digital records that show the variety of guests at each server’s tables were compared versus security video to determine discounts were being applied to the checks of individuals who were not employees, according to the problem.
Cops said Weis decreased to talk about the allegations against him without his attorney present when an officer attempted to question him Dec. 7 at the winery.
However, before leaving, authorities stated, Weis made comments to one of the winery’s owners in which he confessed to the thefts.
Cops said among the owners told Weis, who has actually worked for the business for more than 10 years, “Sorry that it boiled down to handling it by doing this.”
Weis reacted that he did it because he had been demoted, and “the supervisors slouch and never ever come out of the office,” according to the grievance, which kept in mind Weis was terminated by the company.
Business officials said the money Weis stole during 2021 and last year totaled $38,216.
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