Port Charlotte sub shop manager caught on camera stealing from cash register
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.– The manager of a Port Charlotte sub shop is now facing felony charges after she stole from the business she was trusted to run.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says Alyssa Gottleib, 28-year-old of Alva, stole $797.45 from the Key West Subs off Route 41.
“We trusted her,” said Zdenka Cramer, owner of Key West Subs. “I was really happy to have her.”
Investigators said she took money that should’ve been going into the cash register of the store, that just opened in December 2020.
“We trust her. She was like part of our family,” said Cramer.
According to investigators, Gottleib used sleight of hand to steal hundreds of dollars. She pretended to ring up sales and when a customer handed her cash, she canceled the sale before the final step. While she still put the money in the drawer, she took it out later and put the cash in her pocket.
All of this was captured by the store’s security cameras.
Videos show Gottleib taking money from the counter and putting it right into her puse. In another clip, she put the money in her lap, closed the register and then stashed the cash in her purse.
In a third clip, Gottleib redirected the money from the register to her own pocket before handing it to her husband.
The shop owner checked the cameras after the numbers just weren’t adding up.
“We couldn’t believe that we catch her, like she steals the money,” she said.
The sub shop stealing happened dozens of times between February and April. Cramer said her former store manager was stealing nearly every single day.
Cramer has only watched eleven days of security camera video, but Gottleib worked there for several months.
Gottleib is currently out of jail after posting $5,000 bond.
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