Store employee charged with embezzling $1.2 million from Home Depot

An employee at a San Rafael, Ca., Home Depot store was arrested last week after an internal investigation pointed to her as a suspect in the embezzlement of $1.2 million over the past year. The allegations have not been proven in court.

The suspect, who has not been named, is accused of taking various amounts out of the store’s cash registers—ranging from $25,000 in a month up to almost $174,000 in August of this year. Lieutenant Scott Eberle of the San Rafael Police Department was quoted in various media sources as saying, “She was basically just manipulating the books on how much she was depositing.” The woman worked in finance at the store. Police said that her house contained “an exorbitant amount of luxury clothing and handbags.”