ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The manager of a St. Charles restaurant has been charged with stealing after police say he took money from the establishment that was meant for deposit.
Michael C. Femmer, from Kirkwood, was charged with felony theft after police say he stole over $5,500 from the Golden Corral restaurant in the 1800 block of Zumbehl Road where he worked.
On October 28th, police say, Femmer was assigned to drop off a deposit at the Pulaski Bank near the restaurant. When the deposit went missing, the restaurant’s owner questioned Femmer about it. He claimed he lost the deposit.
Police were able to obtain surveillance video from the bank and witnessed Femmer approach the deposit drop slot and then leave without dropping anything inside.
During an interview with police, Femmer said he placed the deposit in his pocket before he left the restaurant, but when he arrived at the bank, the deposit was missing.
“The story he told us was that he made the deposit, was taking it to the bank and somewhere between the restaurant and bank which is approx a block and a half, he lost the deposit,” said Sergant Todd Wilson with the St. Charles Police Department.
“He never went back in to the restaurant looking for it, didn’t show up the next day he was scheduled,” Wilson said.
In an attempt to keep his job, Femmer told the restaurant owner he would pay back the lost money. He reportedly lost about $4,000 gambling at a local casino in his effort.
Femmer was charged and taken into custody on November 28th. He was being held in the St. Charles County Jail, but posted bail and was released on December 6th.