Woman charged with stealing money from Pittsburgh police records room
A Bon Air woman who worked as a cashier in the Pittsburgh police records room surrendered Tuesday on charges she stole more than $17,000 from the city, police said.
Terri Randolph, 48, was arraigned on two counts of theft and released. She faces a Feb. 14 hearing. She could not be reached for comment.
Randolph told police she stole the money for her own use incrementally from October 2011 to November 2012.
“Randolph stated she tried to repay some of the funds she took, using her own money, but things got out of control,” according to a criminal complaint filed by police.
Randolph began working for the city in 1991. She was paid $13.88 an hour and worked on a part-time basis, according to city employee records.
At the request of police, City Controller Michael Lamb's office conducted an audit and confirmed the money was taken from the register in the Central Records and Reports Unit in the Municipal Courts Building, where people can pay $15 per copy for police reports.
In addition to the missing cash, investigators found 2,747 uncashed checks worth a combined $42,216 in Randolph's desk. Of those, 967 checks couldn't be deposited because they were more than six months old, resulting in an additional $14,581 loss to the city, police said.
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