A St. Charles restaurant manager has been accused of stealing a bank deposit for the restaurant.
St. Charles Police said that Michael C. Femmer, of the 1100 block of Simmons Avenue in Kirkwood, stole the bank deposit for , a total of $5,516.
Femmer was a manager on duty and he prepared the deposit for Oct. 28, police said. Surveillance video shows he drove to Pulaski Bank in the same shopping center as the restaurant, and extended his arm but did not drop the bank bag for deposit, police said.
The president of Golden Corral told officers he questioned Femmer about the deposit and Femmer told him he lost it and offered to pay it back.
Femmer told police he had the bank deposit in his pocket 10 minutes before leaving the restaurant, but said when he got to the bank it was gone. He had no explanation for what happened to the money.
He told police he later went to Ameristar Casino and lost about $4,000 gambling. Femmer said he did that in attempt to recover the deposit money to save his job.
Femmer was charged Nov. 28 with felony stealing. He posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond on Dec. 6 and was released from St. Charles County jail.
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