A Target store supervisor blamed hard financial times after Metro police charged him with skimming more than $9,500 from the retail stores nightly cash drops.
A routine audit of nearly 20 cash drops allegedly showed that between July 19 and Sept. 13 a total of $9,654 came up short, all the employee number belonging to David M. Crawford, 38.
According to police, when confronted about the shortages by store officials, Crawford took $400 from that night’s drop out of his pocket and said that he believed he’d only taken between $5,000 and $6,000 from the store at 780 Old Hickory Blvd. since mid-August.
Police arrested Crawford Sept. 14. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 6.