Kroger employee accused of stealing more than $25,000 in groceries

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Kroger employee is accused of stealing more than $25,000 worth of groceries over a nine year period.

Police responded to an embezzlement call at the Kroger in the 700 block of Truse Parkway Wednesday.

The Regional Organized Retail Crime Manager for Kroger told police he received information that a night stocker, Marvin Cash, had been stealing food multiple times per week during his shift.

Witnesses at the store reportedly saw him taking food.

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When confronted, Cash reportedly admitted to stealing about $500 worth of groceries a week (mostly food) and that he had been stealing at that rate for a year and less before then.

Cash had worked for Kroger for nine years.

Police released Cash with a misdemeanor citation for Wednesday's theft of groceries, worth just under $100. He has not yet been charged with the other thefts or embezzlement.

Surveillance video reportedly also shows Cash stealing.