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Patronizing Store with Cashier Thief

Patronizing Store with Cashier Thief

Question:
I buy a lot of things from a store in my neighborhood- I recently noticed that cashier is pocketing the $ I give him without putting it in the cash register. Am I allowed to buy from this store
(please note that I am not comfortable telling the manager as I could be putting me and my family in danger– it also would be extremely inconvenient to shop somewhere else-)

Answer:

If you are aware of theft being perpetrated, you should find a way to inform the owner. This can be done anonymously to keep yourself out of trouble. Perhaps you can suggest he put in cameras to watch the counter as many stores have.

Presumably the owner would not allow one to take items from his store when knowing the money is going to someone other than himself, so it would definitely seem problematic to shop in this manner. Paying with credit card would be a simple, immediate solution until you can correct the situation.

 

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