Of course, theft takes place in every business sector, and the vast majority of restaurant employees are loyal and law-abiding. (And sometimes the bosses are the thieves — I'm still waiting for my last paycheck from a place where I waitressed in high school. I showed up for work only to find a gutted building whose tenants had fled!)
A story by reporter James Nix in our sister publication, The City Paper, tells of a particularly sticky-fingered restaurant employee.
Nix reports that a former manager at Blue Coast Burrito in the Nashville West center on Charlotte Pike has been indicted on a felony theft charge. Samuel Richard Causey Jr., 50, allegedly stole $18,788.24 between Nov. 18 and Dec. 7 last year.
Causey, who was released on $4,000 bail, allegedly told police he took three weeks' worth of deposits home instead of to the bank. Yum ... burrito cash. I wonder if he got chips with that.