Safeway worker accused of theft |

Safeway worker accused of theft

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. It can be tough to find good employees, especially in the Roaring Fork Valley.On Saturday afternoon, Glenwood Springs Police arrested Safeway employee Thomas Cole Oeltjenbruns, 19, on suspicion of theft. Oeltjenbruns is accused of taking at least $4,000 in cash from the store’s registers.”Safeway’s corporate security came in, began an investigation and figured out who was stealing the cash from the drawers,” Police Chief Terry Wilson said. “It’s a pretty sizable amount for an internal theft.”He estimated the missing cash totaled somewhere between $4,000 and $10,000.The company’s corporate loss prevention contacted police after its investigation. They presented their findings to police, who investigated and arrested Oeltjenbruns at the store, according to Wilson. Oeltjenbruns posted $5,000 bond the same day.Wilson said that Oeltjenbruns worked at the Safeway for only about two to three months. Oeltjenbruns is suspected of starting to take cash around the time he got the job. Wilson believes Oeltjenbruns no longer works at Safeway.”They let him go,” he said.The Glenwood Springs Safeway declined to comment.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611 pfowler@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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