GENESEO – An Avon resident and former employee of the Subway restaurant inside Walmart was arrested last Thursday for allegedly stealing more than $21,000 from the cash register over the past two years.
According to a press release from the Geneseo Police Department, Lisa Simons, 34, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.
“It took awhile to go through all of the receipts, and it looks like this had been going on at least since February 2014,” said Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian. “We believe she was voiding any cash transactions so the computer would zero itself out, and pocket the cash.”
Simons is alleged to have taken a total of $21,067 in cash. She has since her arrest been terminated from employment at Subway.
Simons also stands charged with a few misdemeanors alleged to have been committed in Geneseo Village over the past year.
Simons was arrested in September 2015 for Falsely Reporting an Incident and Making a False Statement against another person, allegedly fabricating harassment charges against another person. She was also arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree in October of 2015 and again on January 3, 2016 for driving with a suspended license.
Officer Christopher Matteson and Investigator Robert Fuller handled the arrest.
Simons was arraigned in front of Geneseo Justice Thomas Bushnell. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office recommended bail be set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. After some discussion and Justice Bushnell’s acknowledgment that Simons had been cooperative with the investigation and appearing in court for her other pending matters, bail was set at $500 cash or $1,000 bond.
Simons was remanded to the Livingston County Jail and has since made bail.