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Loyalsock Township, Pa. – A store employee found an envelope containing cash while she was working and pocketed it. She now faces theft charges, according to police.

Kym R. Bonnell, 47, was charged with one misdemeanor each of theft property lost, etc. by mistake and receiving stolen property.

A shopper accidentally dropped the envelope containing $480 cash on the floor of Weis Markets, 305 River Avenue, on October 19, 2019. Bonnell reportedly was working as a cashier that day. She picked up the envelope and put it in her pocket, according to the affidavit written by Trooper Chad Daughterty of Pennsylvania State Police in Montoursville.

On October 29, the shopper came back to the store and reported that she had dropped the envelope of cash. Weis’s loss prevention department reviewed video surveillance from October 19 and observed Bonnell “pick up the envelope full of money, look at it and then put it in her pocket,” Daugherty wrote.

Police interviewed Bonnell, who admitted she took the envelope of cash home. Bonnell told police she spent some of the money and put some in her bank account. She still had $220 of the money left in the envelope, according to the affidavit.

Bonnell’s preliminary hearing at the office of District Magistrate Gary A. Whiteman was held on December 23. Her case was waived for court. Formal arraignment in front of Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts is set for 8:30 a.m. January 13.

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