IGA clerk stole $10,000

A LAVINGTON woman who stole more than $10,000 from her employer will be sentenced in January.

Suzette Rudebeck, 44, of Nagle Road, pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of stealing property as a clerk or servant.

She will reappear in Albury Local Court on January 15 with magistrate Tony Murray ordering a pre-sentence report.

Mr Murray was told no compensation had been paid by Rudebeck.

Solicitor Paul Robb said the money was not banked after being taken from a safe.

The total amount of money stolen by Rudebeck was $10,147.

She was employed at the Springdale Heights IGA between December 2009 and January 4 this year when she resigned.

Rudebeck was employed as an office assistant, counting the previous day’s takings, reconciling with IGA reports and doing “pick ups” from busy registers during the day.

She banked cheques and cash along with refilling the store’s ATM.

On December 30 the administration manager checked internet banking and saw the takings from December 28 had not been deposited.

The office safe was checked but no money was found.

The amount of missing money was calculated and the police contacted.

They spoke to Rudebeck at home, but she denied taking any money.